Wayne Jobman, 78 - October 21, 2009
Wayne L. Jobman, 78, of Livonia, MI, formerly of Gothenburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church of Gothenburg at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Prior to the memorial service, inurnment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell at 10 a.m.
Jobman was born the last of 13 children to Andrew and Minnie Jobman at Gothenburg. He grew up on a farm north of Gothenburg, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan flying B29s and B50s.
He was united in marriage to Carolyn Williams of Cozad in 1956. The couple moved to Detroit, MI, where he worked for Ingersoll Rand in industrial sales calling on the “Big Three”—GM, Chrysler and Ford—and was recognized nationally as a top salesperson for Ingersoll-Rand.
Jobman’s free time was spent bowling, golfing, traveling, woodworking, gardening, keeping up with Nebraska football, and spending time with his grandchildren, according to family members. He was known as faithful and strong, and blessed many with his love and self-sacrifices.
He was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served through the Meals-on-Wheels program.
Jobman was preceded in death by: his parents, Andrew and Minnie; 10 brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn; daughters—Pamela (Shane) Fagot of McCook, and Sandra (Gerard) Fontaine of Livonia; a son, Wayne “Lee” (Brenda) Jr. of Livonia; eight grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Angela Hospice.
- Two Swedes in winner’s circle
- Cozad contains Swedes in rivalry game
- Swedes fail to sweep Chase County
- New county leadership
- Eagles fly high after 1-1 weekend
- Gasoline prices catching up with drop in crude oil prices
- Lecturer says genetically engineered animals could ease world hunger
- Peterson: Movie-making in Chicago friendlier atmosphere than in LA, NYC