HOLDREGE, Neb. — John “Jack” Stevenson, 84, died July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. surrounded by his loving family. John “Jack” James Stevenson was born on Aug. 31, 1930, in Concordia, to George and Elizabeth (Tieking) Stevenson. He grew up in Concordia and graduated from Republican City High School. On April 13, 1951, Jack was married to Virginia Landreth and they were blessed with three children Mike, Gary and Carla. After 40 years of marriage, Virginia passed in 1991. Jack was a Gibson retail store manager for most of his life and he and Virginia spent most of their years together in Great Bend where they raised their family. On July 4, 1992, Jack was married to Julie (Maxson) Meston in Branson, Mo. Jack and Julie lived at various locations throughout the Midwest most recently residing in Holdrege, Neb. Jack loved watching baseball games especially when his grandchildren were playing. He was also an ardent supporter of the National Champion Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps of Great Bend.
Jack enlisted in the United States Army, and served in Korea from 1951-1954.
Jack is survived by his wife Julie of Holdrege, Neb.; three sons, Mike and wife Cindy Stevenson of Fort Collins, Colo., Gary Stevenson of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Carla and husband Phil Drescher of Olathe; stepdaughter Stephanie and husband Dave Anderson of Broken Bow, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie Smith of Washington, Mary Rose Miller of Arizona, and Joan Suebert of Washington; and a brother Tom Stevenson of Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Virginia; brothers, Charles and Mick; sisters, Dee and Barbara; and a stepson Jimmy Dean Meston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow, Neb. with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation, P.O. Box 353, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Govier Brothers Mortuary**
542 South 9th Ave.
Broken Bow, Ne. 68822
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2015