Jack Powell

Jack Nolan Powell

Tuesday, September 27th, 1938 - Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Jack Nolan Powell, 81 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born September 27, 1938 in Cheyenne, WY the son of the late John H. and Helen A. (Kaltenborn) Powell. Jack grew up in Cheyenne and spent three years of his childhood in Lima, Peru. He relocated to Texas, and later to Topeka, KS. On September 27, 1959, he married Shirley Stockton in Kensington, Kansas. Following their time in Kansas, they lived for a short time in Nebraska and Kentucky, followed by Zion, IL. They settled in Kenosha in 1970 and are members of the First United Methodist Church.

Jack earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and his JD degree from Washburn University, Topeka, KS. He was a member of the Kansas and Nebraska Bar. Jack was employed by Great Lakes Naval Base, as Head of Personnel Management and Labor Relations, retiring after 28.5 years.

Jack loved all sports and betting on the ponies. His longtime friends enjoyed their foursome of golf, including this past season. He was an avid reader, a loyal friend, and a wonderful role model. Jack loved eating out and especially enjoyed having company over for the derby, dinner and drinks. Jack really cherished being with his immediate and extended family. He was very proud of his boys and couldn’t wait to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchild.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Shirley; two sons, Mike (Ramona) Powell of San Marcos, CA and Gary (Wendy) Powell of Kenosha, WI; three grandchildren, Wesley Powell, Amanda Powell and Alexandra (Michael) Volz; a great-grandson, Kristoffer “Toffer” Volz; in-laws, Joyce Freel, Bob Stockton, and Charlene (John) Sampson; nieces, Kristi Powell, Karyl Powell, Lindsey Freel and Sharilyn (Chris) DeWeese.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by siblings, Jeff Powell and Joyce Culpepper; sister-in-law,Margaret Stockton; and a niece Anne Stockton.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home. Funeral services will commence at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be private in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, WI, Wednesday, the following morning, January 8, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please send donation or memorials to First Methodist Church or Hospice Alliance.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 6:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Judith Christopher
  • Interment

    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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Ana Fejerang

Posted at 02:48pm
Dear Powell Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories made.
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Posted at 09:10am
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. The Bible can bring you much hope and comfort at a time like this. Within its pages are the promise found at Revelation 21:3:4. God is going to end all suffering and death. We also read about the wonderful promise of the resurrection found at John 5:28:29.

Leslie Mitchell

Posted at 08:42pm
To Shirley, Mike& Ramona, Gary & Wendy - we are so sorry for your loss of such an amazing man. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know him- Jack was truly an original. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. We love you
Bob & Leslie Mitchell

David Parker

Posted at 06:40pm
Dear Shirley, we are so sorry to hear the news about Jack. Though it had been many years since we'd seen or spoken, I have very fond memories of my friendship with him. Jack was one of the very first persons I worked for / with during my "intro" time at Great Lakes (starting 1976), and we became good friends from then on. He introduced me to the horse track, and he would round up a few of us for trips to Arlington every summer. Great times / great memories.
You will remain in our thoughts and prayers, Dave Parker

Dave & Debbie Parker

Posted at 05:33pm
Sent with love and remembrance of Jack. Our prayers go out to you.
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