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 Earl James “Jim” Custard

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Earl James “Jim” Custard

Birth
Death
5 Jan 2020 (aged 82)
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Block 67, Lot 9, Space 5
Memorial ID
205996558 View Source

Earl James “Jim” Custard, 82

Mardh 29, 1937 ~ January 5, 2020

Earl James was born on March 29, 1937 to Merrill “Kink” and Dorothy (Redinger) Custard. Jim attended Wranch school in Washington County, Nebraska, and then graduated from Omaha North High School.

After high school, Jim joined the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in 1963.

On December 4, 1993 he was united in marriage to Connie Engelke. The couple made their home in Blair and are longtime owner operators of the Blair Bakery.

One of Jim’s fondest memories was his trip to Hawaii for his birthday. Jim enjoyed hunting, his time on the river and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his wife Connie; children: Michael (Monica) Custard, Scott Custard, Lori (Jon) Martin, Tim Mann and John (Jennifer) Mann; grandchildren: Wyatt Walker, Mason Mann, Noelle Kyral and Paige Kyral; as well as many extended family and countless friends.

Earl James “Jim” Custard, age 82 of Blair, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Tim and Erna Engelke, sister Mariliyn (Sam) Nanfito.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Military graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 9 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5-8 PM.

Custard, Earl James

Funeral Leaflet

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In Loving Memory of Earl James “Jim” Custard
Born March 29, 1937 Blair, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest January 5, 2020 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Services 11:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2020 St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Father Mark McKercher. Organist: Ambrose Terneus. Vocalists: Jim Crotty, Don Vanecek, Heather Beal, Scott Wachter. Musical Selections: “Be Not Afraid”, “Prayer of St. Francis”, “Amazing Grace”

Pallbearers: Don Woodring, Dave Woodring, Duane Woodring, Kenny Wulf, Brian Lewis, Kenny Petrone

Graveside Service: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Campbell Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

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Sources: obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair, Nebraska; editorial below, printed in the November 29, 2019 Pilot Tribune and Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska
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Customers lined the sidewalk outside Jim and Connie's Blair Bakery on Saturday to buy doughnuts — glazed, Boston cream, jelly, cake — and other pastries.

Saturday mornings are typically busy, but not this busy.

The line of people, which streamed out the door of the tiny bakery for several hours, was the result of an effort by community members to buy all the doughnuts and cookies on the shelves.

Jim, a Marine veteran, has faced numerous health issues and needs constant care. A caregiver stays with Jim while Connie runs the bakery. When news of their situation spread, community members stepped forward to help.

Many customers overpaid for their doughnuts. Others just left money on the counter. The tip jar overflowed with 5, 10 and 20 dollar bills.

In addition to the money, people offered words of support and comfort to Connie.

Time and time again, Blair residents show why this is such a wonderful community to live and work in.

Earl James “Jim” Custard, 82

Mardh 29, 1937 ~ January 5, 2020

Earl James was born on March 29, 1937 to Merrill “Kink” and Dorothy (Redinger) Custard. Jim attended Wranch school in Washington County, Nebraska, and then graduated from Omaha North High School.

After high school, Jim joined the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in 1963.

On December 4, 1993 he was united in marriage to Connie Engelke. The couple made their home in Blair and are longtime owner operators of the Blair Bakery.

One of Jim’s fondest memories was his trip to Hawaii for his birthday. Jim enjoyed hunting, his time on the river and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his wife Connie; children: Michael (Monica) Custard, Scott Custard, Lori (Jon) Martin, Tim Mann and John (Jennifer) Mann; grandchildren: Wyatt Walker, Mason Mann, Noelle Kyral and Paige Kyral; as well as many extended family and countless friends.

Earl James “Jim” Custard, age 82 of Blair, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Tim and Erna Engelke, sister Mariliyn (Sam) Nanfito.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Military graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 9 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5-8 PM.

Custard, Earl James

Funeral Leaflet

(photo)

In Loving Memory of Earl James “Jim” Custard
Born March 29, 1937 Blair, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest January 5, 2020 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Services 11:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2020 St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Father Mark McKercher. Organist: Ambrose Terneus. Vocalists: Jim Crotty, Don Vanecek, Heather Beal, Scott Wachter. Musical Selections: “Be Not Afraid”, “Prayer of St. Francis”, “Amazing Grace”

Pallbearers: Don Woodring, Dave Woodring, Duane Woodring, Kenny Wulf, Brian Lewis, Kenny Petrone

Graveside Service: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Campbell Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sources: obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair, Nebraska; editorial below, printed in the November 29, 2019 Pilot Tribune and Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Customers lined the sidewalk outside Jim and Connie's Blair Bakery on Saturday to buy doughnuts — glazed, Boston cream, jelly, cake — and other pastries.

Saturday mornings are typically busy, but not this busy.

The line of people, which streamed out the door of the tiny bakery for several hours, was the result of an effort by community members to buy all the doughnuts and cookies on the shelves.

Jim, a Marine veteran, has faced numerous health issues and needs constant care. A caregiver stays with Jim while Connie runs the bakery. When news of their situation spread, community members stepped forward to help.

Many customers overpaid for their doughnuts. Others just left money on the counter. The tip jar overflowed with 5, 10 and 20 dollar bills.

In addition to the money, people offered words of support and comfort to Connie.

Time and time again, Blair residents show why this is such a wonderful community to live and work in.


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  • Created by: MrsB
  • Added: 5 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 205996558
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205996558/earl-james-custard: accessed ), memorial page for Earl James “Jim” Custard (29 Mar 1937–5 Jan 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 205996558, citing Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by MrsB (contributor 47910340) .