John A. “Jack” Gewinner
December 1, 1942 – January 18, 2023
VISITATION: Sunday, January 22, 2pm, with 4pm VIGIL SERVICE, West Center Chapel.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, 10:30am, St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors: St. Johns Cemetery. To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View LiveCast” button at the top of the home page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Thomas More Endowment Fund.
Jack was born on December 1, 1942. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Alice Gewinner; baby brother, Louis A. Gewinner Jr.; and Robert A. Gewinner. He attended Bancroft Grade School and graduated from South High in 1961. After high school, he spent time sanding and finishing hardwood floors, eventually becoming a brick mason. After completing his journeyman apprenticeship, he worked out of the Union Hall doing mostly commercial work. For the last 17 years of his career, he worked for Omaha Public Schools as a bricklayer. He retired in 2007.
Jack enlisted in the 172nd Army Reserve Unit in 1964. The entire unit was activated and sent to Vietnam, 1968-69. They were based on the southeastern coast of Vietnam at Cam Rahn Bay.
He married Connie Nanfito on October 17, 1964; they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this past October. Jack and Connie have three children: Vince (Shelby) Gewinner, Steve (Lisa) Gewinner, and Connie Jo Yambor. They have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jack loved the outdoors and spent a lot of his time doing things in nature that brought him joy.
Jack loved to hunt (with a bow or muzzleloader rifle,) fish, water ski; he also loved archery, bicycle riding, competitive muzzleloader rifle and pistol shooting, camping, geocaching, and classic cars. He especially enjoyed taking pristine care of his lawn and yard. He loved to drive around in his 1956 Chevy with his car buddies.
He passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from complications due to coronary bypass surgery. We are saddened by his loss and will miss him dearly.