Memorial Services for Jack F. Jewell, 92, of Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS with full military honors. He died on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:45 p.m. at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.
Jack was born on October 5, 1919, in Ottawa, KS the son of Heman E. and Norma Kathrens Jewell.
He received B.A. & B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas and graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth.
He retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army in 1972 after 31 years of service. During World War II, he was a member of the 9th Infantry Division and participated in the Hurtgen Forest campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. He also crossed the Remagen Bridge, on the Rhine River, shortly before it collapsed.
He later served during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1951. Other duty stations included Japan and West Germany.
His military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Belgium Fourragere, and other awards and commendations.
After retiring from the Army, he worked as a civilian in Taif, Saudi Arabia as a school adviser for three years and then worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines in Kansas City as a cross-cultural coordinator and recruiter for seven years.
He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #9 and was a Mason for over 62 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies for over 62 years. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the VFW.
Jack married Marion Jane Palmer on May 25, 1946 in Dallas, Texas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a sister, Kathryn Cott, Mulvane, KS; two daughters, Norma Kathryn Schilmoeller, Orono, ME, Glee Ann Garlie, Ft. Collins, CO; three sons, William, Lawrence, James, Lawrence, and Glenn, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; and eight grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Kitley, Kelly, Jake, Shannon, Zoe, and Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Frederick; one brother, Harold Jewell; two sisters, Glee Kinney and Vivion Jewell.
The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service on Monday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, Lawrence or the Kansas Masonic home and sent in care of the mortuary.