John H “Jack” Barnes, DPM

John H. “Jack” Barnes, DPM

December 26, 1926 – January 9, 2023

VISITATION: Thursday, January 12th, 5pm with 7pm SERVICE at West Center Chapel.

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Interment with Military Honors: Friday, January 13th, 11am, at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Memorials are suggested to West Hills Church.

Dr. John H (Jack) Barnes was born December 26, 1926, in Omaha, Nebraska., the son of John H and Elizabeth Kudrna Barnes. He was raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1945. He then spent time serving in the US Navy. After his discharge from the Navy, he attended Norfolk Junior College as well as the College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated in 1951. He then practiced Podiatry in Omaha, Nebraska, for forty-two years.

In 1952 Jack married Helen K. Gottsche of Pierce, Nebraska, and they just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in September 2022.

Jack was blessed with numerous life-long friends and was known for his sense of humor, charm, quick wit, and “steel-trap” memory. He loved music and reading and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jack was a long-time member of the Nebraska Podiatric Medical Association and had served as its president. He also served on the State of Nebraska Board of Podiatry Examiners.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert. He is survived by his wife Helen; sister Frances O’Gorman of Norfolk, Nebraska; and children: Doug Barnes (Kate) of Omaha, Barb Slusher (Rob) of Rio Verde, Arizona, and Jim Barnes (Michelle) of Omaha; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.


  • Donald R Moore Posted January 10, 2023 7:37 pm

    “Start Spreading the News”
    Jack will be sorely missed by all who knew him. I shall especially miss him as my singing partner. We spread the news nearly every time we were together. R.I.P. my friend.

  • Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ Posted January 12, 2023 7:59 am

    Doug: I remember you from grade school and junior high. I am sorry to hear of the death of your father. I will remember him at Mass this weekend, and pray for God’s comfort for your family and all who miss him.

  • Mardell Zimmerman Posted January 12, 2023 11:56 am

    Helen and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. I often think about you guys and living on Pasadena St. it’s been almost 26 years since Al has been gone. Still miss him a lot. You take care of yourself and again sorry to hear about Jack.

  • Cindy Gonzales/Randall Pfeil Posted January 14, 2023 6:52 pm

    On behalf of the Randall and Marilyn Pfeil family, we extend our condolences to Helen and Family. Jack will be sorely missed by Dad and all. Peace be to all!

  • Randall Pfeil Family Posted January 14, 2023 6:54 pm

    We extend our condolences to Helen and Family. Jack will be sorely missed. Rest in peace my dear Friend.

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