James Puckett, 94, of Pender NE

James “Jim” Robert Puckett, 94, of Pender, NE passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the United Church of Pender in Pender, NE; with Pastor Steve Breazier officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the United Church of Pender. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

Jim was born March 20, 1922 in Allen, NE to Ira and Laura Elsie(Roberts) Puckett. He attended and graduated from Allen Public School in 1940. On September 14, 1952, James married Betty Janssen at the Allen United Methodist Church in Allen, NE. Jm farmed east of Allen from 1940 to 1961 on the family farm. In 1961, the couple moved to Pender where they owned and operated Puckett Florist from 1961 to 1985 and Puckett Photos from 1974 to 1993. Jim and Betty were loyal supporter of the Pender Community.

Jim loved wood working, carving numerous miniature bats, working in the yard, snow blowing and walking around Pender. Jim opened PoPo’s following his early morning walks for several years. Jim loved classic cars and spent many hours reconditioning the 1959 Chevy that he owned for many years. Jim was a good listener and was very devoted to his wife and their family. They worked together all their married lives and were successful because Jim was willing to do anything Betty asked him to… except learn to square dance.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Puckett of Pender, NE; daughters, Amy (David) Worth of Omaha, NE, and Sherry (Mike) Anderson of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Jeff (Kristal) Cooper, Jessica (Dustin) Karas, Michael (Kaylee) Stanek and Tim Stanek; and 7 great grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Foster and Anna Janssen; brothers, Glen, Cyril, Neil, Everett, Ollie and Jesse; sisters, Zella Ziemer, Zeta Swanson and Elzora Puckett; son-in-law, Mark Stanek; granddaughter, Jill Stanek; and brother-in-law, Ron Witter.

James Puckett

James Puckett


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