JESKE FAMILY TREE
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Place of Death: Littleton, Colorado Home ~ Surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral Mass: November 30, 2000 ~ Officiating: Cousin Reverend Monsignor Paul Moret
Laid To Rest: Ft. Logan National Cemetery~ Denver, Colorado
Military Service: U.S. Air Force, 1st Lieutenant 1943-1945
Bombardier Navigator, Instructor * 860th Army Airforce * 0723.800
29 Missions over Germany ~ European Theater ~ 493 Bomb Group
CLICK HERE: Mission Report 1944-45
* Battles: Rhioeland GO 33 WD 45 Ardennes GO 33 WD 45
* Medals: EAME Theater Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross GO 176 3AD, Air Medal w/3 OLC Officer's Certification.
Education: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois ~ B.S. Business Administration/Accounting Minor 1949
Profession: Systems Analysis & worked on the first computer which is now in the Smithsonian Museum.
Favorite Food: Moms Cooking
Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Greatest Achievement: Raising 5 well adjusted successful kids.
Favortie Song: "Strangers In The Night" & "Some Enchanted Evening."
Favorite Singers: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, his daughter Susan & grand daughter Megan Jeske.
Favorite Dancer: Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire.
Favorite Band: Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass.
Favorite Car: Cadillac
Favorite Trip: Meeting Mom & falling in love at sea on the ship Queen Mary. Very romantic!
Favorite Movies: Tora-Tora-Tora, High Noon ~ Musicals: The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Show Boat, The Kind and I & White Christmas.
Favorite Activities: Attending all of his kids activities & cheering us on no matter what we were doing. Basketball Games, Baseball Games, Cheerleading, Plays, Musicals, Pageants, etc.
Favorite Past Time: Loved dancing with Mom. Holding hands & spending all his time with Mom, his kids & grand kids.
Favorite Saying: Dad always said he loved us all equally & very proud of us. Everyone is special & unique in their own way.
Church Going & God Fearing Christian Man
"Man Of His Word" * Character * Integrity * Generous * Fair * Patriotic
A Man Of Purpose * Fantastic provider for his family
Fun To Be With * Can ham-it-up with a dry sense of humor
May 4, 2011
By Cathy Jeske
Today is Dad's birthday and I would like to acknowledge him as I thought about him throughout the day. He would have been 89 years old today. We are lucky to have our Mother still with us and in good health and I know as you do we miss Dad alot.
I'm sure he would be very proud of all of us and our accomplishments and what we have done with our lives and proud of how we have worked hard in our respective jobs and what we have in our lives as far as family and home life.
Dad was a conservative person and a Father who vied for his children and what he could inspire them to be for the today world to be successful and accomplished.
Certainly, he was able to accomplish his hope for us. He said to me all the time that he wanted us to be happy and we are lucky to be happy and healthy, which I believe is intertwined.
Our parents wanted our love and family unity to continue thorough our adulthood, which we are blessed that it has. We are a strong family and we have conveyed that to our children also.
I miss all of you and will always be one of the "Jeske" family, one of the best there is.
Mom Celebrating her 85th Birthday!
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