Obituary Record

Robert F Jahnel
Died on 5/10/2009
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Printed in the May 12, 2009 Pilot-Tribune

Robert F. Jahnel, 89

Robert F. Jahnel, 89, of Blair, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Robert Frederick Jahnel was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Blair to Fritz and Mary (Schmidt) Jahnel. He lived and farmed in Blair all his life. On Feb. 1, 1945, he married Venda Christensen at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Mr. Jahnel served in the United States Army Infantry from June 1941 to October 1945. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaigns of WWII. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Service Star. After leaving the Army, he continued to farm in Washington County. After retiring from farming he hauled grain for Tyson Elevators.

Mr. Jahnel is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Dean Christensen of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Tracy Jahnel of Blair; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Harriet Palle of Blair.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Venda; brothers, Harry, Walt, Ray, and infant brother; and a sister, Hazel Christiansen.

Memorials are suggested to the Blair Rescue Squad.

#2 In Loving Memory of Robert F. Jahnel

Born August 30, 1919 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest May 10, 2009 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Services 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Walt Behrens. Music Provided By Clare Cowing. Musical Selections: “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”

Casket Bearers: Chad Christensen, Steve Engel, Steve Sibbernsen, Adam Jahnel, Jeff Christenen, Steve Christensen

Honorary Casket Bearers: Brandon Jahnel, Cory Jahnel

Military Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 5/12/2009