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Francis Jetensky

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Posted: Monday, June 8, 2009 12:00 am

NORFOLK - Services for Francis B. "Frank" Jetensky, 82, of Madison will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, with the Rev. Thomas Bauwens officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Dwight, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m.

He died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Faith Regional Health Services.


Frank was born on Dec. 6, 1926, in Walnut, the son of Frank and Albina (Mlady) Jetensky. He was raised in Bazile Mills. Following his education, Frank entered the U.S. Army. He served in the Third Army 65 Division in the European Theater during World War II. He was later recalled for the Korean War. He returned to Nebraska after his honorable discharge.

On April 10, 1958, Frank married Beatrix Kouma in Verdigre.

Frank was employed at the Hunt Telephone Properties in Creighton, Meadow Grove, prior to managing the Elgin Exchange, which later became Great Plains Communication, for over 43 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and travelling. He liked to collect guns.

In 2003, Frank moved in with his son, Jim, in Madison.

Frank is survived by children and their spouses, Kevin Jetensky of Madison, Katherine and Robert Bray of Sebastian, Fla., Karlaleigh and Mark Higby of Madison, Keric James Jetensky and Mary Schulz of Madison, Kerstan Joseph and Natalie Jetensky of Tekamah, Kristine Marie Kreider of Elizabeth City, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Mastalir of Verdigre and Nancy Collins of Sunset, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000, two brothers and two sisters.

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