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John E. "Jack" Ohlsen
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1923
Muscatine
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2006
Hastings
Adams County
Nebraska, USA

John E. "Jack" Ohlsen, passed away August 23, 2006 in Hastings, NE. Jack was born January 30, 1923 in Muscatine, Iowa to Gustav H. & Fern (Nesper) Ohlsen.

Jack graduated from Muscatine High School, Muscatine, Iowa in 1940 and from Muscatine Junior College in 1942. He served in the 30th Infantry Medical Detachment Army from 1943-1946. On July 20, 1947, he married Joyce H. Havemann in Muscatine. He received his Bachelors Degree in 1948 and his Masters Degree in 1950 from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. They moved from Iowa City to Hastings, Nebraska in 1950. He owned & operated Hastings Medical Laboratory for forty years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and Deacon, taught Sunday School, youth sponsor and a Stephen Minister. He was on the Hastings Community Theatre Board and received best actor award twice. He was a member of many professional societies, including the Society of the Sigma Xi, a national honorary scientific society. He published six research papers in two medical journals. He was a past Rotary President and Paul Harris Fellow. He was an instructor in Zoology at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. He taught one semester of Chemistry at Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska. He was a current member of the Fish Fry Book Club. He was appointed to the Hastings City Council in 1964-1965 and in 1966 was elected. He served on the Hastings Planning & Zoning Commission for 11 years.

John was preceded in death by: parents; son, Steve Ohlsen and one sister.

Survivors are:
Wife: Joyce Ohlsen Hastings, NE.
Son & Daughter-in-law: Greg & Kathy Ohlsen Utica, NE. Daughter-in-law: Lana Ohlsen West Des Moines, IA.
and a host of relatives and friends.

Cremation 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Joyce H Havemann Ohlsen (1927 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  Steve Ohlsen*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Columbarium
Hastings
Adams County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: CPR
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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John E. Jack Ohlsen
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John---MAY YOU REST in PEACE and know Joyce is doing fine. HUGS
- CPR
 Added: Jul. 18, 2009
 
 
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