US Air Force

Joe C. Engelsma

October 5, 1934 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 86)


Joe C. Engelsma, 86, of Lincoln passed away August 23, 2021.  Joe was born October 5, 1934 in Rockford, IL. He married Diane Steward on February 14, 1977.

Joe Joined the Air Force and served as a crew chief on a C-49. He proudly served in Texas and on Long Island, NY. He was a member of American Legion Post 280 in Bennet, NE as well as the Bennet Community Church. Joe spent most of his younger years in and around Rockford, IL. He worked for Parker Hannifin after coming to Lincoln, NE as a welder, retiring in 1998.

Joe is survived by his wife; Diane, sister-in-laws; Marilyn (Roy) Cole of Ft. Collins, CO, Jan Steward of Aurora, CO, and brother-in-law; Ralph (Phyllis) Steward of Bennet, NE, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; Thomas and Anna (Kuperis) Engelsma, brother; Charles Engelsma, and sister; Gertie Myers.

Cremation with interment at Lincoln Memorial Park at an unspecified date.  No visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the family for future designation.

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