CURTIS, Neb.-Services were held at 12 noon on Monday, at Curtis United Methodist Church, for Glenn John Jurgens, 92, Curtis, who died Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Burial was in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Jurgens and wife Cheryl, Lincoln and Rod Jurgens and wife Jo, Lamar, Mo.; a daughter, Pam Jurgens, Curtis; a sister, Francis Greenwood, Wellfleet, 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Chris and two brothers, Chris Jurgens and Porge Jurgens.
Mr. Jurgens was born Nov. 4, 1921, on a farm west of Moorefield, to George and Emma (Waltemath) Jurgens. After graduating from Moorefield High School in 1939 he attended Kearney College for one year before serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Returning home after the war he earned a BA from Hasting College in 1949 and began a 49 year career in teaching math, first at UNSA, then MVHS and UNSTA, impacting the lives of innumerable students.
An active member of his community, he was a Boy Scout leader, served on the city council and the ambulance board, was instrumental in the Curtis Little Theater and the Methodist church choir. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling, woodworking, playing golf and, most importantly, the love of family and the fellowship of friends.
He married Beverly McDermott on Aug. 11, 1946. She died Jan. 9, 2008.