Donald E. Jaixen, age 73, of Platte Center died Monday; July 30, 2001 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Funeral services are 10:00 am Friday, August 3, 2001at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Platte Center with Fr. Rod Kneifl officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick/Joseph Cemetery located in rural Platte Center with military honors by American Legion Parry Post 283. Visitation will be Thursday 3-5 pm at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus and after 6:00 pm at the church. A Vigil will be held at 7:30 pm at the Church.
Donald E. Jaixen was born December 4, 1927 in Rural Platte County to John & Eulalia (Mark) Jaixen. He attended St. Anthony Grade School in rural Platte County and graduated from Platte Center High School in 1945. He married Delores Bolton on November 17, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Platte Center. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from July 26, 1951 until his discharge on June 6, 1953. He farmed in rural Platte County and was a rural mail carrier for 36 years until his retirement November 30th, 1990. Don was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Platte Center where he served as an usher. He was past president of District #84 School Board and served as chairman on the Shell Creek Township Board. Don was past Commander & Adjutant of the American Legion Parry Post #283 where he was a life member. He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association, and was the grader operator for Shell Creek Township. He was a member of several card clubs and enjoyed taking care of his yard.
Don is survived by:
Wife Delores Jaixen Platte Center, NE
Son Alan Jaixen Platte Center, NE
Son Dale (Janet) Jaixen Platte Center, NE
Son James (Joyce) Jaixen Murray, UT
Daughter Sandy Jaixen Columbus, NE
Brother Carroll (Bev) Jaixen Columbus, NE
Brother Marvin Jaixen Platte Center, NE
and 8 grandchildren
Don was preceded in death by:
Father John Jaixen
Mother Eulalia Jaixen
Sister-in-law Phyllis Burritt
Infant Brother Alan Jaixen
Sister Betty Lou Jaixen
Sister-in-law Elaine Jaixen
Memorial are directed to the donors choice.