Jack F. Jewell 1919 - 2011 Lawrence
Memorial services for Jack F. Jewell, 92, of Lawrence, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, with full military honors.
Mr. Jewell died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
He was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Ottawa, the son of Heman E. and Norma Kathrens Jewell.
He received B.A. and B.S. degrees from Kansas University and graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
He retired with the rank of colonel from the U.S. Army in 1972 after 31 years of service. During World War II, he was a member of the 9th Infantry Division and participated in the Hurtgen Forest campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. He also crossed the Remagen Bridge, on the Rhine River, shortly before it collapsed.
He later served during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1951. Other duty stations included Japan and West Germany.
His military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Belgium Fourragere, and other awards and commendations.
After retiring from the Army, he worked as a civilian in Taif, Saudi Arabia, as a school adviser for three years and then worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines in Kansas City as a cross-cultural coordinator and recruiter for seven years.
He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge No. 9 and was a Mason for more than 62 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies for more than 62 years. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the VFW.
He married Marion Jane Palmer on May 25, 1946, in Dallas, Texas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a sister, Kathryn Cott, Mulvane; two daughters, Norma Kathryn Schilmoeller, Orono, Maine, and Glee Ann Garlie, Fort Collins, Colo.; three sons, William, Lawrence, James, Lawrence, and Glenn, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; and eight grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Kitley, Kelly, Jake, Shannon, Zoe and Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Frederick; one brother, Harold Jewell; and two sisters, Glee Kinney and Vivion Jewell.
The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service on Monday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, Lawrence, or the Kansas Masonic home, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com.