Jackie Lee Klinzmann was born on June 25, 1947 to Leonard & Ruth Klinzmann in Wilsonville Nebraska. He was blessed to have Clarence & Susan Bodtke as mom and dad following the passing of his natural mom and dad.
Jack spent over 20 years serving his country in the Air Force. He retired with the rank of Captain and received numerous honors and medals of excellence during his military career.
Levi Klinzmann and Garret Klinzmann his grandsons are both in the Air Force and following in his footsteps.
His next career was in the University Health System for 20 years, he retired from there as well.
He made Canyon Lake, Tx his home of approx. 20 yrs. until he began suffering from Dementia and memory failure. With the thought of no “Facilities” & COVID 19 restrictions, His grandchildren Heather & Eric Shirey took him into their home and family loved and cared for him.
He passed peacefully and seemingly content from this life in their home on December 3 ,2020 surrounded by family.
Jack was preceded in death by: Stephanie (Klinzmann) Grooms, Clarence Bodtke, (beloved step-father), Dwayne Klinzmann (brother), Sister-in-law Joyce Bodtke, brother-in-law Myron Maseberg , Great grandson Henry Carl Shirey.
Survived by his family: Susan Bodtke, Roger Bodtke, Elaine Maseberg, Children; Amy (Jeff) Pearson, Scott (Stephenie) Klinzmann, His grandchildren; Rachel, Heather (Eric) Shirey, Kyle (Olivia) Pearson, Levi (Courtney) Klinzmann, Garret (Kaytlin) Klinzmann. Great grandchildren; Lillian, Elizabeth, Isaac, Madelyn, Caleb, Vivian, Mason, Jameson, Aiden and many more beloved family and friends.