M. Munn, 63, of Chapman, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical
Center in Grand Island. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2006
at 2:00 P.M. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Rich Savage
officiating. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery. Visitation will be
Friday, August 11, from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Jack was born on September 7, 1942 in Central City, Nebraska to Elbert and Gladys (Michaelson) Munn. He grew up in Central City and attended school there, graduating from Central City High School in 1960.
He entered the United States Navy on July 16, 1960 and served on the U.S.S. Ponchatoula. He was honorably discharged on August 29, 1963.
After his discharge, Jack worked for a short time for Redmond Mobile Homes. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he was a drummer in various bands. He played drums on stage with several Country Western Stars. Music was a major part of his life. In 1979, Jack moved back to Central City, and worked for Christensen Cattle Company. Jack continued to play the drums in various bands: “The Right Combination”; “Familiar Faces”; “Cactus Jack and the Sneak Attack.”
Jack married Jean Nitzel on October 24, 1980 in Columbus, Nebraska. He began a logging company and worked for many years hauling timber to Red Cedar products. In 1992 Jack began his own business, J& J Railroad Services and subcontracted for Gillam Railroad Services and RTI Railroad Services. Jack became the subcontractor for the State of Nebraska with the Union Pacific Railroad and still was at the time of his death.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and Nebraska Custom Rod Association. He enjoyed playing the drums, dancing, (especially with his sister, Mona), playing cards, shooting pool, old cars, and going to auctions. Jack was a hard worker, an avid Husker fan, and he enjoyed telling a good joke. Most of all, Jack enjoyed his grandchildren, family and working around the farm. He will be loved and missed not only by his family, by everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherree and Ty Stahn; and Mandy and Jesse Olivo, all of Central City, NE; four grandchildren, Shane Stahn, Ben Olivo, Hayley Stahn, and Brock Olivo, a sister, Mona Christensen of Archer, NE; a brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Marie Munn of Central City, NE; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
His parents, son, Mario, and a niece, Kim, preceded him in death.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to non-profit agencies, and condolences may be sent to them at www.wagnerfuneral.com.
“Live Like You Were Dying”, “Tears In Heaven”, and “Walking In Memphis”
Chris Schweitzer, Ty Stahn, Cory Schweitzer, Jesse Olivo, Cody Schweitzer, Mike Munn.
Terry Christensen, Tim Christensen, Bill Pullen, Charley Nelson, Dean Christensen, James Gillam, Alan Schweitzer and Mike Mark.
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