ARAPAHOE -- Jack Henry DeOss, 80, died on Sunday (Aug. 17, 2008) at his home in Arapahoe.
He was born Nov. 27, 1927, at Holbrook to Francis H. and Ollie M. (McClelland) DeOss. He attended school at Holbrook High School and graduated with the class of 1946. After school he went into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.
After his time in the service, he married Lola Pearl Sayer on May 30, 1954, at Cambridge. He began working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. His job would take them to various Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas towns, until they settled in Holbrook. He retired in 1989, after 47 years of service.
His wife died Oct. 14, 1995. In 2006, he moved into Arapahoe. In 1999, he and his son David DeOss won the Nebraska Walking Doubles Horseshoe Pitching title. He also attended many world tournaments.
He was a member of the Burton's Bend VFW Post No. 9357 of Holbrook.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lola; son, Daniel Eugene DeOss; two sisters, Mary Lou Walker and Joy Mae Arendell.
Survivors include his sons, Steven DeOss of Holbrook, David and wife, Linda DeOss of Columbus and Douglas DeOss of Cadiz, Ohio; daughter, Christine DeOss of Arapahoe; brother, William J. and wife, Betty DeOss of Garden Grove, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m., at the River Valley Evangelical Free Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Doug Rohr, officiating. Burial will be at the Holbrook Cemetery with Military rites given by the Burton's Bend VFW Post No. 9357 of Holbrook.
The casket will be open prior to the service at the church. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.