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Jacob 'Jake' Trembly

April 18, 1930 — June 16, 2015

Jacob Nelson Trembly passed away peacefully June 16, 2015, at his home in Cozad, Nebraska at the age of 85 after a brave battle with cancer. Jake was born April 18, 1930, at Wray, CO to Benjamin and Leola (Fisher) Trembly. He grew up near Laird, CO and attended school in Laird, graduating in 1949. On December 31, 1951, Jake married Elaine Northrup. As newlyweds they lived in the Wray, CO and St. Francis, KS areas where their first two children were born. In 1955, they moved to Medicine Lodge, KS area where 2 more children were born. Later they moved back to the St. Francis, KS area. They moved to Cozad, NE in September of 1969. Jake worked various jobs before joining Monroe Auto at Cozad as a machine operator. Jake worked many years before retiring from Monroe Auto in the mid 1990s. Jake was a member of the Cozad Bible Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent for 27 years. He also served with the Gideon's International. For many years he listened to students recite Bible memory verses at Awana Bible Club. He helped build houses on three mission trips to Mexico. He and Elaine traveled to Africa to visit their daughter Sheryl and family in 2006. He took great joy in knowing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending activities they were involved in. Jake loved to joke with many. He liked to play Chinese Checkers with his siblings. Jake spent several years in a bowling league in Cozad. He embraced technology in his 80’s by getting an IPad so he could play solitaire. Jake loved to read, he looked forward to the several weekly newspapers from Cozad, North Platte, St Francis, KS and Wray CO communities. He enjoyed many hours in his garden. Jake spent many hours working with his woodworking crafts. His grandchildren loved spending time helping him build things in the wood shop. They also enjoyed playing pool with him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; his parents; three sisters: Cathy Sawyer, Violet Moss and May Ann Allen; two brothers-in-law: Chuck Sawyer, and Edgar Moss; two sister-in-laws: Mona Cassens and Viola Cassens and one grandson: Adam Joseph Trembly. Jake is lovingly survived by his four children: Anita (Charles) Martin, Lexington, NE, Kent (Kathy) Trembly, Wahoo, NE , Sheryl (Greg) Fasse, Roswell, GA , Kevin (Sue) Trembly, Spring Hill, KS; 14 Grandchildren : Jeremy (Gail) Martin, Melissa (Christo) Philip, Bryce (Valerie) Martin, Jennifer (Ryan) Gross, Kristina Trembly, David (Lacy) Trembly, Amy (Mike) Klauer, Benjamin Trembly, Julie Fasse, Ian Trembly, Hannah Trembly, Alyssa Trembly, Jory Fasse, and Annika Trembly ; 12 great-grandchildren: Karuna, Luke, Vivek Philip, Chase, Regan, Kaitlin Martin, Landon, Callie and Kimber Martin, Hadlee, Brandon, and Kale Trembly; and one brother: Dwayne Trembly, Cheyenne, WY and three sisters: Marty (Dick) Evans, Wray, CO, Ruth (Dave) Houston, Wray, CO, and Crystal (Larry) Zion, Idalia, CO; two brother-in-law: Norvin (Donna) Northrup, St. Francis, KS, and Jerry Allen, Simla, CO. Visitation will be held Friday, June 19, 2015, from 4-8 pm at the Berryman Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Cozad Bible Church with Pastor JC Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow the service at Clough Valley Baptist Church, St. Francis, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cozad Bible Church Building Fund, Gideon's International and Central Plains Hospice in Cozad. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
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