Who Was Jean Stothert Husband Joe Stothert?

Jean Stothert and her husband, Joe Stothert, were married for nearly three decades. They exchanged their wedding vows in 1981. Mayor Jean has repeatedly said that the day her husband died was the worst day of her life. 

She claimed that before committing suicide, her husband left her a brief letter on the kitchen counter.

A self-inflicted gunshot killed him.


According to the mayor, her husband had shed 35 pounds in the previous year.

At Nebraska Medicine, where he worked as a critical care physician and a trauma surgeon, Joseph took on extra 12-hour shifts. He informed her that his uneasiness and despair were caused by stress from the COVID-19 situation. 

Joe Stothert Age: How Old Was He? 

He committed suicide in 2021, at the age of 72, after fighting depression. At 1:54 p.m., police were dispatched to a St. Andrews Pointe neighborhood home for a shooting.

Joe was born in 1949, and his death anniversary is observed on March 5 of every year. 

On the other hand, his wife, Jean, is 67 years old. On February 7, 1954, she was born in Wood River, Illinois, in the United States. 

Joe Stothert Biography

Dr. Joseph Stothert, MD, performed critical care surgery in Omaha, Nebraska.

He had worked in the medical industry for almost 48 years. In 1974, Joe received his medical degree from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine. Joe worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

When Dr. Stothert obtained a new position at Creighton University in 1993, the Stothert family relocated to Omaha from Galveston, Texas.

For 18 years, Dr. Stothert was the medical director of the Omaha Fire Department’s emergency medical department. 

He retired from the post in 2013.

Joe Stothert Wife: Do They Have Children?

Joe Stohert is survived by his wife and two children, Elizabeth Strothert and Andrew Stothert. 

He was certain that his workplace would find out and that it would imperil his employment when Stothert and their daughter, Elizabeth, suggested he seek medical treatment.

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His wife, who was sworn in as mayor on June 10, 2013, was the first woman to hold the position. Jean was re-elected on May 10, 2017, and May 11, 2021.

Meet Joe Stothert On Twitter 

When Joe Stothert was alive, he did not use Twitter. His digital profile was absent on almost all of the other social networking platforms, not just on Twitter. 

Nevertheless, his wife, Jean, can be found on Twitter. 

@Jean_Stothert is her official handle, which has 11K followers.