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Tillman Adolf Jurgens

Tillman Adolf Jurgens


9/17/1921 - 9/13/2012

   

Services will be Monday, September 17, at 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church. Rev. Charles Axness officiating. Memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Fremont Low Income Ministry. Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com.

Graveside services will be held at Memorial Cemetery Monday at 10:00 A.M. with graveside rites by the Fremont Honor Guard.

     

Tillman Adolf Jurgens, 90, of Fremont died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Shalimar Gardens.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, near Cedar Bluffs to Adolf and Mary (Schlichting) Jurgens. He grew up on the Schlichting homestead in the District 61 area southwest of Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1939. He was inducted into the Army Air Corp. at Fort Crook Army Base (now Offut Air Force Base). He attended B-24 airplane mechanic training at Gulfport, Miss. His unit first flew B-17s and later B-24s. He spent three years in the southwest Pacific during World War II. His unit later received the Presidential Unit Citation from the Navy for a job well done, and by the war’s end he was a crew chief in charge of maintenance of a B-24. After completing his service obligations, he went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in February 1981 with 35 years of service.

He married Lillian Mae Swanson of Wahoo on Nov. 15, 1946, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Telephone Pioneers of American, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854, Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 200, and Masonic Lodge AF and AM 15.He was a lifetime member and past president of the 11th Bombardment Group Association now headquartered at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.


Survivors include his wife Lillian, daughter Jetty Rabeler (husband Russell) of Fremont, son Kurt Jurgens (wife Mary) of Omaha, sister Neola Thorsen of Holliston, Massachusetts, five grandchildren, Renee Schneringer (husband Mitch) of Fremont, Brandon Rabeler of St. Louis, Missouri, Rochelle Rabeler of Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Hottovy (husband Toby) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kati Davis (husband Shawn) of Hiawatha, Iowa, and five great grandchildren.

Services will be Monday, September 17, at 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church. Rev. Charles Axness officiating. Memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Fremont Low Income Ministry. Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com.

Graveside services will be held at Memorial Cemetery Monday at 10:00 A.M. with graveside rites by the Fremont Honor Guard.

Dugan Funeral Chapel

402-721-2880



Condolences

greg chingren

north plattee,ne
friend
Friday, September 14, 2012
 

So sorry to hear of your loss. So many fond memories of all of you. May the love of God give you comfort during this time.

Jerry and Rhonda Jurgens

Rolla, MO
cousins
Saturday, September 15, 2012
 

We are sending our prayers for peace to Lil, Kurt, Jetty and families. We enjoyed Till's zest for life and love of family. He knew what was really important. He lived a good and full life and was thrilled to share it with all of us! God bless you all. Love you. Jerry and Rhonda

Marilyn Jessen

Fremont
Cousin
Saturday, September 15, 2012
 

Thoughts and Prayers to all of Tillman's family. He helped me with my Jessen,Jurgen family tree. Ever so greatful. God Bless All of you.

Ullrich Family

northbrook illinois
friend
Saturday, September 15, 2012
 

To the entire Jurgens Family, Oh what memories we have! We are thinking of each of you. We know Til is enjoying all of his pain free travels now. He of course is deeply missed by all. What a blessing we were able to spend time with him in Colorado. We were so fortunate that vacation to meet such a special person and his entire family. Love the Ullrichs

Jean Widman

Golden, Colorado
My Dad's Cousin
Monday, September 17, 2012
 

Dear Lil, and Jetty, Kurt, Rochelle, Renee, Brandon, Jen and Katie and your loved ones -- My heart is heavy that I could not stay in Fremont to help celebrate Til's life today, but believe me, I am thinking of you and will have my own silent moments at appropriate times. He was very special to me, and a good influence, just like he was to each of you granchildren, I'm sure. From the first time I met Til so many years ago, he wouldn't quit talking about the triplets, all him grandchildren, so I knew I would meet them some day. He was so proud of all of you, and for good reason! And -- it's a treat to have Rochelle in Denver and nearby. Lil, you are to be so admired because no doubt your cheerfulness and stamina had to be a strong influence on Til and bring him a great deal of happiness for over 60 years. What a milestone to accomplish! It just seems like an era is gone with this last Jurgens of the "old school", so what an honor to know him and be in his family. I will cherish my memories of Til, miss him like all of you will, and look forward to some more good visits with you, Lil, anytime I get over to Fremont. And now Charles would like to say a few words, as he really honored Til and loved hearing his stories. My love and hugs to all of you. Jean [Jurgens-Widman-Kohlhaas] I want to add my condolences to Jean's. Til was certainly the type man one could not only enjoy being around but also respect - especially for his service to us all in the military. Best wishes as he makes his final journey. Charles Kohlhaas

Jacie Ullrich

Colorado
Friend
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
 

Cathy Mallard

Des Moines
friend
Thursday, September 20, 2012
 

cathy

Des Moines
Friend
Thursday, September 20, 2012
 

To the Jurgens and Raebler Family, Sending my condolences. May God Bless Your Family with Peace, Love and Understanding. Blessings, Cathy Mallard


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