Jackie Allen Weichel, 73 passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Omaha, NE. Jackie was better known to his friends and family as Jack, Dad, or Grandpa. Jack was born August 13, 1947 to John and Irene Weichel and was one of 5 children.
Jack served as a Marine in the US Military for 4 years (1969-1974) and was stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. After his honorable discharge, he moved his family back to Nebraska and soon after he started his journey with Burlington Northern Railroad (now known as Burlington Northern Santa Fe - BNSF Railroad). During his time with the railroad, he was co-owner of Backtrack Records with his friend Jeffrey Loos (while in Lincoln, NE) and co-owned L’Auberge Restaurant, in Estes Park, CO, with his younger brother Jim (while in Denver, CO).
While working for the railroad in Topeka, KS, Jack owned a couple of vending machines to keep busy. He retired from the railroad in the early 2000s. Shortly after, he relocated to Lincoln, NE to be closer to his family. Jack enjoyed listening to music, playing cards and other games with his family, fishing, collecting baseball cards and participating in the Nebraska Passport Tour every year since 2012 (even ordered the books for 2021).
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Weichel; older sister Jeanette (Weichel) Mohlman, and niece Michelle (Yakel) Estes. Jack is survived by his oldest sister, Judy (Weichel) McConnell; older brother, John Weichel and younger brother Jim Weichel; daughters, Tina (Weichel) Meyers and Korina (Weichel) Buck; grandchildren, Read Meyers (25), Teri Buck (23), Taya Buck (21) and Maria Buck (15); great grandson, Adrian Meyers (2); as well as Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Even though Jack could be a pain in the backside (and be the first to admit it), he always seemed to make you laugh with his off the wall jokes. He was and always will be deeply loved and greatly missed by all who knew him; but he will LIVE ON in our memories and our hearts FOREVER.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 1 – 5pm at Lincoln Family Funeral Care (5844 Fremont Street). A BBQ party to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Flowers and memorials may be directed to the family.
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