Robert Jack, 70 - March 04, 2009
Robert “Bob” D. Jack, 70, of Eustis, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Services were held on Friday, Feb. 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis with the Rev. Beverly Rautenberg-Panko officiating. Burial, with military honors, took place at the East Cemetery at Eustis.
Jack was born Oct. 12, 1938, at Farnam to Chester and Eva (Lindberg) Jack. He entered the Army National Guard when he was in the 11th grade, and graduated from Eustis High School in 1957. He was baptized on June 4, 1961, at the Salem Lutheran Church.
On Dec. 3, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sharon M. Harm at the Salem Lutheran Church. The couple lived in Oklahoma briefly, before moving to a farm site southwest of Eustis where they farmed and ranched. In 2000, the couple moved to town where they lived in the home his parents had built.
He was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Eustis where he served on the church council for five years. He also served as a Frontier County commissioner for 16 years, retiring in December of 2008.
Jack was a member of the Lions Club and was president of the Westview Cemetery Board, and a past commander of the Hablitzel-Zwink American Legion Post 257.
?He enjoyed his job as county commissioner as well as shooting blue rock, hunting and joking with others, according to family members. He was an avid gun and coin collector, and the winner of many competitive shooting contests.
Jack was preceded in death by: his parents, Chester and Eva; three brothers—Stacey, William and Willard; two sisters—Evelyn Jack and Edith Hanway.
Survivors include: his wife, Sharon Jack of Eustis; two sons—Rodney (Janelle) Jack and Neil (Kristen) Jack, all of Eustis; a daughter, Melanie (Jeffrey) Wachtel of Muscatine, IA; sister, Betty McLellan of Crosslake, MN; seven grandchildren—Brandon, William, Katelyn, Rachel, Bradley, Samantha and Andrew; numerous other relatives.
A memorial has been established.
Condolences may be shared with the family at berrymanfuneralhome.com.