Jack E. Luther, 94, of Rural Nickerson

Jack E. Luther, age 94, of rural Nickerson
died late Thursday evening (Sept. 3rd) in Dunklau Gardens, Fremont.

Jack was born November 24, 1920 in Winslow, NE to Howard and May (Rodgers) Luther. At an early age he moved with his family to his father’s family farm southeast of Hooper on highway 275. Jack graduated from Hooper High School, then farmed with his father.

He was drafted in to the US Army in May of 1945, serving until December of 1946. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. At the completion of his military service, he returned to the family farm where he was still living. Along with farming, he also was a cattle feeder.

Jack was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hooper where had he served on the church council. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 18 in Hooper. He was a charter member of the Nickerson VFW Post and now a member of VFW Post 10535 of Hooper. He was also a member of the 40 & 8. Jack had served on the school board of district 87. He was a Past Master of Hooper Masonic Lodge No. 72 A.F.& A.M. where he was the Jordan Medal recipient (most years of membership in the lodge) and had received his 70 year pin. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Tangier Shrine of Omaha, and Fremont Shrine Club. He was a Past Patron of Hooper’s Friendship Chapter 122, Order of Eastern Star.

On September 3, 1947, Jack was married to Elaine Hartmann in the Salem Lutheran Church of Fremont.

Survivors: wife – Elaine
3 daughters – Susan Luther of Stella, NE, Katherine (David) Bloch of Hooper, and Julie (Leigh)
Schmale of Murdock, NE
2 sons – Paul (Connie) Luther of Omaha and John Luther of Payton, CO.
12 grandchildren – Chad (Valerie) Luther, Brett (Alison) Luther, Todd Luther, Kimberly (Justin)
Kunz, Kristin (Levi) Wettlaufer, Kendra Bloch, Tyler Schmale, Megan Schmale,
Amanda (Matt) Whitt, Charlene (Steven) Wilson, Samantha Luther, Shani Luther
12 great grandchildren
1 brother – William (Carol) Luther of Kilgore, NE
Jack was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law LauDell and Wilbur Leupold, and brother and sister-in-law George and Helen Luther.

The funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday (Sept. 10th) at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper, with Rev. Joel Schroeder. The committal will follow in the Hooper Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 10535. Visitation will be on Wednesday (Sept. 9th) at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel from 3 to 8 PM with a Masonic Service at 7 PM (open to the public). The family will be present from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper Masonic Lodge, and Eastern Star Friendship Chapter.
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Jack Luther

Jack Luther


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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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