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Jerry Dale Lemburg
1947 ~ 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Jerry D. Lemburg 76, of Holdrege formerly of Farwell, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2023, at Kearney Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Pastor Steve Neal will officiate. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for later designations.
Jerry was born on June 10, 1947, to Gilbert and Joyce (Mortensen) Lemburg in St Paul, Nebraska. He graduated with honors from Boelus High School in 1965. He then attended Kearney State College and graduated again with honors in 1969. On February 3rd, 1970, Jerry joined the service where he was a wiring specialist for the United States Air Force. Jerry was deployed to several countries including Germany, Spain, Turkey, Iraq, France, and England. He left with a honorable discharge on January 27th, 1974, and returned home to Farwell.
In 1980, Jerry married Deb Doyle and was blessed to adopt Jessica and Jeremy. They went on to have two more children, Audrey and James.
Jerry worked for Lukasiewicz Furniture and Kens appliance for several years before moving out of the area. Jerry lived in St Paul, Broken Bow, St Joseph, MO, and Leavenworth, KS, before returning home to Nebraska and settling in Holdrege in 2022.
Jerry was a very smart man and enjoyed playing cards, collecting coins, going to auctions, and puzzles. He especially liked and cherished fishing with his dad. He was a talented artist and drew the 1987 Farwell Centennial design. He thought outside the box and could fix any appliance. He loved his coffee black and always had a story to tell. He was very proud to have served our country.
Survivors include his daughter, Audrey (Brad) Thomsen St Paul; son, James (Denise) Lemburg of Alda; daughter in-law, Retha Lemburg of Hastings, former wife, Deb Lemburg of Wolbach, brothers, Neal (Sue) Lemburg of Grand Island, Warren (Jan) Lemburg of Palisade; sister in-law, Judy Lemburg of Farwell; 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dallas and Gary; children, Jessica and Jeremy; and niece, Mindi Goings.