John W. Eliason

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John (Jackie) Willis Eliason, age 68, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away October 7, 2014. He was born on November 7, 1945, to John E. and Rita (Swanson) Eliason of Sutton, Nebraska. “Papa Jack” loving father and grandfather – always in our hearts and in our thoughts, will be eternally missed by all who knew him. Jackie graduated from Sutton High School in 1964 and attended Kearney State College, where he was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. Following college, he entered the army, where he was stationed in Germany. He married Jolene Ernst and later divorced. To this union, his son, Jade, was born. He relocated to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in 1980, where he was a sheet metal fabricator/ engineer. Jackie was employed by Mercury A/C and Heating. He is survived by his son, Jade W. Eliason and wife, Jamie, of Santa Barbara, California; and grandchildren Tessa, Tanner and Alice, his brother, William of Topeka, Kansas, and sister Roxann Baumann of Grafton, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rita Eliason. A celebration of Jackie's life will be held on November 15, 2014, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, with fi nal burial in Sutton, Nebraska. A public graveside service is scheduled for November 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Sutton Cemetery. The family will gather at the Legion Club following the service to greet family and friends.

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