Jack G. Brawner

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Jack G. Brawner

Nebraska City - Jack G. Brawner, 91 of Nebraska City, passed away September 21, 2021 at The Ambassador in Nebraska City. Jack was born in Fairbury to Glenn Leroy Brawner and Edna Masters Brawner on December 1, 1929. In 1931, the young family moved to Nebraska City to open Brawner Furniture. Jack attended Nebraska City High School where he was active with all sports. He started dating his future wife, Margaret Hatten, soon after she asked to borrow his letterman jacket for a school event their senior year. Jack went on to Peru State College and played football for the Peru Bobcats for four years. Soon after college, Jack and Margaret eloped and married September 22, 1952 in a small service in Lincoln. The two then embarked upon a three-week honeymoon trip throughout the country. In 1964, the couple welcomed their only child, Philip. Jack worked for the family business and dedicated his entire working life to the store at 114 S. 6th until he retired and closed the store in 2000. Jack was involved with various projects around the Nebraska City area, most notably to help establish the start of the Applejack Festival in 1969. He served as Chairman of Retail Trade for the Chamber of Commerce and worked to establish the annual Apple Bowl and Apple Jack parade. Jack also enjoyed playing league golf and bowled on leagues in Nebraska City for many, many years. While Jack wasn't as visible in the community as his family, he truly was the solid foundation on which his wife and son built and promoted the Nebraska City area in service, the arts, and philanthropy. Jack entered the Ambassador after a short hospital stay in 2016. Margaret suffered a stroke soon after and joined him there. The Brawner family is very thankful for the love and care provided to them both by the staff of the Ambassador. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of almost 69 years, Margaret. She passed January 15, 2021 and the loss hit him hard. His passing was one day before what would have been Jack and Margaret's first anniversary apart. Though he probably wasn't aware of it at the moment, the family likes to believe that they wanted to spend their anniversary together, whether on this earth or in heaven. Jack is also preceded in death by his sister, Janet (Brawner) Dierks. He is survived by his nieces Cappra and Diedre and their families, and by his son, Philip and son-in-law, Ted Johnson.

Visitations will be 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City. The family will greet friends from 5pm – 7pm.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, October, 1, 2021 with graveside services immediately following at Wyuka Cemetery. A memorial service will be planned later in the year and will be announced at that time. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Peru State College Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.

Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on September 29, 2021

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Obituaries in Nebraska City, NE | Nebraska City News

Jack G. Brawner

Marshall Funeral Chapel

Jack G. Brawner

Nebraska City - Jack G. Brawner, 91 of Nebraska City, passed away September 21, 2021 at The Ambassador in Nebraska City. Jack was born in Fairbury to Glenn Leroy Brawner and Edna Masters Brawner on December 1, 1929. In 1931, the young family moved to Nebraska City to open Brawner Furniture. Jack attended Nebraska City High School where he was active with all sports. He started dating his future wife, Margaret Hatten, soon after she asked to borrow his letterman jacket for a school event their senior year. Jack went on to Peru State College and played football for the Peru Bobcats for four years. Soon after college, Jack and Margaret eloped and married September 22, 1952 in a small service in Lincoln. The two then embarked upon a three-week honeymoon trip throughout the country. In 1964, the couple welcomed their only child, Philip. Jack worked for the family business and dedicated his entire working life to the store at 114 S. 6th until he retired and closed the store in 2000. Jack was involved with various projects around the Nebraska City area, most notably to help establish the start of the Applejack Festival in 1969. He served as Chairman of Retail Trade for the Chamber of Commerce and worked to establish the annual Apple Bowl and Apple Jack parade. Jack also enjoyed playing league golf and bowled on leagues in Nebraska City for many, many years. While Jack wasn't as visible in the community as his family, he truly was the solid foundation on which his wife and son built and promoted the Nebraska City area in service, the arts, and philanthropy. Jack entered the Ambassador after a short hospital stay in 2016. Margaret suffered a stroke soon after and joined him there. The Brawner family is very thankful for the love and care provided to them both by the staff of the Ambassador. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of almost 69 years, Margaret. She passed January 15, 2021 and the loss hit him hard. His passing was one day before what would have been Jack and Margaret's first anniversary apart. Though he probably wasn't aware of it at the moment, the family likes to believe that they wanted to spend their anniversary together, whether on this earth or in heaven. Jack is also preceded in death by his sister, Janet (Brawner) Dierks. He is survived by his nieces Cappra and Diedre and their families, and by his son, Philip and son-in-law, Ted Johnson.

Visitations will be 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City. The family will greet friends from 5pm – 7pm.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, October, 1, 2021 with graveside services immediately following at Wyuka Cemetery. A memorial service will be planned later in the year and will be announced at that time. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Peru State College Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.

Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on September 29, 2021