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Eduard "Eddie" Jeske

December 26, 1931 — September 1, 2023

Lexington, Missouri

 

 

Eduard "Eddie" Jeske Sr. passed away on September 1, 2023, at his home

surrounded by family. He was born on December 26, 1931, in Lubin, Poland, to, Lydia Essmann, and was later adopted by his stepfather, Julius Jeske, during his childhood.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home.  There will be an additional visitation from 10:00 to 10:45 am Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church, Lexington.  There will be a funeral service on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 11:00 am at the church.  Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington.  Memories and condolences may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO  64067, 660-259-2245.

 

Eddie's early years were marked by the challenges of World War II, growing up in war torn Germany. However, his determined spirit led him to leave Germany on December 19, 1956, in search of a better life in America. He settled in the Lexington and Higginsville area, where he would go on to build a life filled with purpose and meaning.  In 1960, Eddie returned to Germany, where he married his beloved bride, Hannelore Henning, on January 15th. Together, they embarked on a journey that would span a lifetime, filled with love and shared dreams.  Eddie owned and operated the Texaco Station in Lexington for several years in the1960’s. Eddie's commitment to helping others led him to The University of Missouri Columbia, where he completed EMT Training in 1971. For five years, he served as a paramedic on the ambulance. Eddie completed Basic Police Academy training at Central Missouri State University. He became a valued member of the Rural Missouri Major Case Squad, dedicating himself to upholding justice. He served for over 35 years with the police department and the Lafayette Country Sheriff’s department as a Deputy Sheriff. Eddie and Hannelore owned and operated Eddie's Cab for 35+ years, retiring in 1997 with pride, having served the Lexington community faithfully. Eddie was a lifelong Lutheran and member of Grace Lutheran Church joining in 1960. Eddie's impact extended beyond his immediate family. He served as a father figure to many cadets at Wentworth Military Academy, most notably George Hittner, with whom he remained close throughout his life. Eddie's mentorship and guidance left an indelible mark on the lives of these young men. Eddie took imm

ense pride in his family and cherished his German traditions, passing them down through generations. The Christmas traditions were his favorite. Eduard "Eddie" Jeske Sr. will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and doting grandfather, a man who dedicated his life to his family, his community, and the values he held dear.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Hannelore Jeske of 64 years, who stood by his side throughout their remarkable journey, one brother Helmut Jeske, Germany, son Eddie Jr. and wife Angela of Lexington, son Benny and wife Cindy of Parkville, and daughter Monica and companion Pat of Grandview. Eddie's love and guidance will also be carried forward by his seven cherished grandchildren: Christopher Jeske (Judith), Melanie Beal (Justin), Heather Begemann (Justin), Matthew Jeske (Becky), Alyssa Webber, Lindsey Forster (Crees), and Alec Roe. He is further survived by great-grandchildren: Kayden, Tristen, Mika, Kennedy, Rylee, Jaxson, Adalyn, Maddox, Cash, Maxon, Della, Kodi, Kamryn, and Bailey.

 

He is preceded in death by his mother and father Lydia and Julius Jeske, 2 siblings Erna and Willi in infancy during the war.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home

1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067

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Visitation

Thursday, September 7, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Thursday, September 7, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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