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Jack Shirl Flohr - Obituary

 

November 27, 2019

Jack Shirl Flohr, 82, of Sidney was reunited with his wife and family in heaven on November 17th, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Monday, November 25th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Jack's register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Jack's name to Nebraska Game & Parks Foundation to support "Take Me Fishing and Lifetime Hunt & Fish Permits" for Youth. Mail in care of Jay Flohr to 1255 Summit Drive, Sidney, NE, 69162.

You may view Jack's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at http://www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Jack's care and funeral arrangements.

Jack Shirl Flohr, the son of Henry and Lydia (Schaub) Flohr was born on a farm northeast of Kimball, Nebraska on June 9, 1937. From humble beginnings, Jack worked many jobs from the ripe age of 4 years old. Farm tasks, paper & shoe shine boy for troops travelling through Nebraska during WWII, carnival popcorn sales, potato seed slicer, dish washer, bowling alley pin setter (yes, this was manual), drive-in theater attendant, oil field worker, roofer, stack boy at Star Mart Warehouse and shop employee at Elwell Motors. He was always a hard worker and found a job.

Jack graduated from Sidney High School in in 1955 where he excelled in mathematics, basketball, track & field. After graduation, Jack gained employment at the American National Bank as a teller on October 21, 1955. He later assumed the role of Senior Vice President after completing extended education at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Jack eventually retired from his 44-year banking career where he made lasting relationships.

In 1961, Jack enlisted in the US Army- National Guard. He was skilled in marksmanship, navigation and artillery where he progressed in service until an honorable discharge in 1966.

In the 60's, Jack also met the love of his life (Shirley) to which brought a 52-year marriage.

Jack was a meaningful, yet, very silent contributor and advocate of the community. These vacancies have not been immediately felt. However, his smile, wit and sense of humor are noticeably absent.

He loved: America, Shirley, Family/Friends, Fishing & Hunting, Sidney Community, Red Raider and Cornhusker Athletics.

Jack was preceded in passing by: Shirley Flohr (Wife); Henry & Lydia Flohr (Parents); Richard & Maxine Louks (Parents-In-Law); Cleo (Sister) & Glen Reed; Jane (Sister) & Bobby Bitz; Richard (Brother) & Loraine Flohr; Conrad (Brother) Flohr, Nieces, Nephews and Extended Family.

Survivors include his Son Jay (Lindy) of Sidney, NE; Mary Flohr (Sister-In- Law) of Riverton, WY; and Great Nephew Dusty (Melodi) Reed of Casper, WY.

 

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