John “Jack” Palmer, 87, of Tekamah NE

John “Jack” Burton Palmer, 87, of Tekamah, passed away, Sunday, January 24th 2016, at Blair Memorial Hospital, with his devoted wife at his side.

Jack Palmer was born February 22nd, 1928, in Tekamah to Lloyd and Alvera (Loftman) Palmer. Jack grew up on his family’s farm and attended rural grade school in Arizona Township. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1945, attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington Missouri and in 1949 graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He later enlisted in the Marine Corp. On March 12, 1950 Jack married Donna May Blankenship in Tekamah. He was a farmer and hog producer with his brother Jerry and received the Nebraska Pioneer Award for 100 years of continuous family farm ownership. A licensed pilot and passionate fisherman, Jack loved to visit with everyone. Jack always loved telling a good joke and will be remembered for a twinkle in his eye.

Jack was a member of the masonic lodge, and a lifelong, faithful and active member of the United Methodist Church in Tekamah. He was a proud and devoted uncle. The community, his friends and family will miss him greatly.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Alvera (Loftman) Palmer and his brother Jerry.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna; sister-in-laws: Jerris Palmer, Claudine Hansen, Gloria Cameron (Brian), Jan Stillman; brother–in-laws: Jim Blankenship (Joan) and Teddy Blankenship (Laura); nieces: Jayne Palmer, Mindy Major (Barry), Sarah Frye (Dave), and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sat., Jan. 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah NE.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Jack Palmer

Jack Palmer

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