Donald Eugene Jenkins
Donald Eugene Jenkins, 72, of Lincoln, passed away on May 13, 2018. Born June 30, 1945 in Warrenton, Virginia to Glen and Hazel (Rippen) Jenkins.
Don graduated from Lincoln High in 1963 and then joined the Air Force. He was proud of his military service and volunteered for many years at the VA.
In 1999, after a 26 year career, Don retired from the Lincoln Police Department. During his time at LPD Don earned his undergraduate and master degrees from Doane College. He then began second career as an educator in the State Community College system.
Don enjoyed a lifelong affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. Although not one himself, he guided both of his sons to the rank of Eagle Scout. The three of them were honored to serve in the prestigious “Order of the Arrow.”
Survivors include his wife Donnette; sons David and Darren; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb and Meghan; sister Glenda (Larry) Mahagan and brother Bill (Joyce) Jenkins and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Thursday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1610 So. 11th St., Lincoln, NE. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Golden Sun Lodge, Order of the Arrow. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Donald Eugene Jenkins
I am so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you Donnette and your family.
We, the LHS Class of 1963, have lost a good friend! Don was a kind and gentle man, talented cartoonist and wonderful storyteller. Don was Blessed with a beautiful bass singing voice and thus a member of our
Boys Octet. We all agree, he was really a great guy!
Don will be missed but never forgotten.
Growing up Don was our LPD officer he was always laughing at us kids and never missed a beat. He had us all figured out. Working downtown I saw him as a young adult working at Centel. Thank you for your service Officer Jenkins. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his family.
I met Don when he took over the Criminal Justice Program at SCC. He was a kind and caring person and he ALWAYS had time for the students. I am sorry so for your lost. I know how hard it is to lose your husband.
So sorry to hear of Don’s death. Our sympathy to you, Donnette, and your family.
“Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”