Jack M. Osborne
Funeral services for Jack M Osborne, age 81, were held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson with Father James Weeder officiating. Music was provided by Bonnie Krysl and organist Terri Vrooman. A prayer service and rosary were held on Sunday evening at Seger Funeral Home.
Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Atkinson. Pallbearers were his grandchildren Emily Osborne, Rebecca Martin, Marcus Osborne, Nicholas MacGregor, Michelle Schramm, Sarah Knust and Sophia MacGregor.
Jack was born May 6, 1935 at Atkinson, NE to John and Helen Baker Osborne at the family home and passed away at UNMC in Omaha, NE on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Jack spent his childhood around the Atkinson area. He attended a country school, District 119, east of town from his 1st through 8th grades. He graduated from Atkinson High School in 1954. He was active in football, track, and FFA. In Jack’s own words from his Senior Annual memories, “A broken leg and two weeks in a wheelchair loom out most vividly in my mind”. After graduating, Jack worked at the Atkinson Creamery. In 1957 he was drafted into the United States Army. A year of his duty was spent in Germany.
Jack and Janice met on a blind date just before Jack was sent to Germany. They went bowling and fell in love by correspondence. Jack pursued Janice until she caught him. They were married on May 28, 1960 at 10:30 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart, NE by Father Pashang. In the first years of married life they lived in O’Neill, NE where Jack worked for Dankart Propane. In October 1961 Jack was recalled into the Army and stationed in Washington State. Janice and Scott joined him there, where they lived until Jack was discharged the second time in August 1962. Jack went to work again for Dankart, but this time in Atkinson. Dankart Propane became Great Western Gas Company where he worked until his retirement.
Jack enjoyed dancing and going to country music festivals, camping and traveling to visit old friends, teaching his grandchildren to drive, and restoring pedal tractors for himself as well as for others. He worked beside his wife in their upholstery business and later on in life with her quilting business. He enjoyed spending time shooting the breeze with family and friends but what brought him the greatest joy was his wife, children and grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his children Scott and wife Diane Osborne of Atkinson, NE and Lori and husband Steve MacGregor of Plainview, NE. Grandchildren, Emily Osborne of Kearney, NE, Rebecca and husband Douglas Martin of Kansas City, MO, Nicholas MacGregor of Burlington, IA, Michelle and husband Kortny Schramm of Norfolk, NE, Sarah and husband Skyler Knust of Neligh, NE, Marcus Osborne of Lincoln, NE and Sophia MacGregor of Plainview, NE. Brothers, Dale and wife Eileen Osborne and Orville and wife Donna Osborne, and sister Bonnie and husband Dick Bilstein, all of Atkinson, NE. Brothers-in-law, Dick Ulrich of LaVista, NE and Don Brown of Fremont, NE, and sister-in-law Pat Jefferys of Kearney, NE.
He was preceded in death by his wife Janice, his parents John and Helen (Baker) Osborne, brother Ronald Osborne, sisters, Ferne Ulrich, Betty Raymer and Eileen Brown; two infant brothers, Raymond Earl and Gerald Thomas, brother-in-law, Bill Raymer.
Monday March 27, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson, NE
Visitation: Sunday March 26, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson, NE with a 7pm Rosary at the funeral home Burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson, NE