LEXINGTON — Richard M. Jeffrey, 76, of Lexington died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with the Rev. Rob Kuefner officiating. He chose cremation to follow the service. Inurnment will be later.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Rich was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Perrysburg, Ohio, to Raymond and Sophia (Speck) Jeffrey. He moved at age 2 to Lexington where he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1960. He married the love of his life, Sharon Miller, on Sept. 30, 1961, in Omaha. Three children were blessed to this marriage: David, Dennis and Kristina.
For 18 years, the couple lived in Arizona, where Rich graduated from Electronic Technical School in 1987. He worked on computers for a time, but his true love was woodworking, construction and being able to do finish work on homes. In 1993, the family returned to Lexington, where Rich continued to do construction.
He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington where he served as an elder, trustee and chairman of several committees throughout the years. He was in the original cast of the production, “The Last Supper,” which was put on by the church for many years.
Rich’s other loves were hunting and fishing, mostly fishing! It was not only his hobby, but his one addiction. He also enjoyed his Nebraska Cornhuskers and his beloved Green Bay Packers. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He always attended the kids’ activities when they were in school.
Although a quiet man, he had a true teasing side to him, was a practical joker and loved a good story. He is going to be so very missed.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sharon of Lexington; sons, David (Penny) Jeffrey of Oconto and Dennis (Annette) Jeffrey of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; daughter, Kristina (Mike) Nass of Falcon, Colo.; brother, Pat (Joyce) Jeffrey of Falcon; six grandchildren, Alyssa and Austin Jeffrey, Christopher (Missy) Zambeck, Danielle Zambeck, Nate Nass and Alex Nass; two great-grandchildren, Izzy and Austin Zambeck; as well as extended family and friends.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa.
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