In Memory

Donald Eugene Jenkins

Donald Eugene Jenkins, 72, of Lincoln, passed away on May 13, 2018. Born June 30, 1945, in Warrenton, Va., to Glen and Hazel (Rippen) Jenkins. Don graduated from Lincoln High in 1963 and joined the Air Force. He was proud of his military service and volunteered for many years at the VA. In 1999, after a 26 year career, Don retired from the Lincoln Police Department. During his time at LPD Don earned his undergraduate and master degrees from Doane College. He then began a second career as an educator in the State Community College system. Don enjoyed a lifelong affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. Although not one himself, he guided both of his sons to the rank of Eagle Scout. The three of them were honored to serve in the prestigious “Order of the Arrow.” Survivors include his wife Donnette; sons David and Darren; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb and Meghan; sister Glenda (Larry) Mahagan and brother Bill (Joyce) Jenkins and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1610 So. 11th St., Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Golden Sun Lodge, Order of the Arrow. Condolences to

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05/25/18 04:17 PM #1    

Mary Betten (Betten)

I have fond memories of Don as he lived just half a block from me (7th & B) .  We spent many  housr on his corner lot playing a variety of games.  That neighborhood and its people include  many happy memories.  Blessings to his famiy and close friends.

05/26/18 10:46 AM #2    

James Norman Atkins

I lived on 8th & B Street (otherside of the block from Mary Steinmiller) and spent time with Don as well. Don lived on A Street between 7th and 8th street. His Dad died when we were in Jr. High so his Mom rasied him and a brother and sister. His Mom used to drive us to Boy Scout meetings. Don was responsible for me getting into Scouts both Boy and Cub Scouts.  He excelled in Scouts where I didn't do so much but it was a learning experince. We went from Grade school to High School together. He will be missed....R.I.P. Don....

05/27/18 10:32 AM #3    

Paul Henry Rudolph

I met Don and Jim Atkins in Boy Scouts when ushering Husker football games, both together.  I really didn't know them well, but Don and I had every class together at Everett in 8th grade, I think.  Wel kind of kept in touch in high school off and on.  Don was a gentle soul.  It isi sad to learn of hisl death.  


05/31/18 10:22 PM #4    

Lawrence Donald Small

Don and I were in Cub and Boy Scouts together. Went camping at Camp "Minisquito" that's what we called it south of Pioneers Blvd and 5th. Got our Hiking Merit Badge together and spent time at each other's homes.  We shared the same birthday. Neat guy, sorry to hear he's no longer with us. 

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