Jerome C. Landauer, 89, formerly of Albion, NE passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Albion with Rev. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736 of Albion, NE and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service, at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Those attending Jerome's funeral and visitation are asked to wear clothing in support of the military or the Nebraska Cornhuskers, in honor of Jerome. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Jerome Charles Landauer Sr., son of Joseph J. and Alma Anna (Ackerman) Landauer, was born November 3, 1927 at Petersburg, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and attended school at St. John’s School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February 7, 1946 and served two enlistments before being honorably discharged.
On November 24, 1949, Jerome married Rebecca Joan Scarlett at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. They lived in Albion before moving in 1951 to Columbus, NE for a short time before moving to Omaha, NE where he worked repairing televisions while receiving schooling in electronics. He moved his family to Torrance, CA in 1956 where he worked for Allied Aluminum until moving back to Nebraska in 1959 to work for Nebraska Public Power District as an Instrument Technician and Supervisor. They lived in Wilbur, Crete, and Beatrice, NE before moving to Lincoln, NE in 1971. He also worked at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he received a lifetime season pass to Husker games. After retiring from NPPD and UNL, Jerome worked as an Instrument Technician in the boiler room at the Nebraska regional Center, accompanied daily by his faithful companion Woofus John. Along with his career, he always had a second job. After retiring from the NRC, Jerome moved to Albion, NE where he lived and enjoyed spending time at Rubi’s Café, Julie’s Café, and the many ice cream treats from Shorty’s Ice Cream Shoppe. He entered the Grand Island Veterans Home in 2014.
Jerome was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, VFW Post 736 of Albion, and American Legion Post 162 of which he was past commander. He loved sports, especially Nebraska Cornhuskers and baseball. He was a fan of John Wayne, western movies and country western music, and in later years, he enjoyed woodworking. He will be remembered for strong work ethic.
Jerome is survived by three children: Jerome Jr. “Chuck” (Angee) Landauer of Las Vegas, NV; Kathy (Charles) Troia of Kearney, NE; Vicky Landauer of Las Vegas, NV; eight grandchildren: Eric (Cheryl) Landauer of Blair, NE; Sonya Arpan of North Platte, NE; Arien Jackson and Jesse Jackson, both of Omaha, NE; Shena (George) Peake of New Orleans, LA; Shawn Troia of Denver, CO; Amy Bigelow of Mission Viejo, CA; Anthony Nettles of Las Vegas, NV; 15 great-grandchildren: Michael, Zechariah, Liam, Callie, Corban, Hayden, Carson, Landyn, Kayde, Brooke, Brayden, Tatum, Giovanni, Elijah, Tyson; two sisters-in-law: Stella Landauer of Albion, NE; Betty Rech of Floresville, TX; one brother-in-law: Jim Scarlett of Albion, NE; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Becky in 1995; four siblings: LaVern “Shorty”, Donald “Doc”, Irene Fischer and Mary Landauer; 10 siblings of his wife: Bill, Alice, Fred, Anice, Ed, Leta, Zeta, Bob and two in infancy.