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.