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.