John Frederick
John Frederick "Jack" Wells

May 15, 1925 - May 11, 2017
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
Resided in Lincoln, NE
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John Frederick Wells (Jack) son of Frederick N. and Fay Teel Wells, was born in Lincoln, NE on May 15, 1925 and passed away on May 11, 2017 at the age of 91. Jack grew up in Lincoln attending Prescott Elementary, Irving Jr. High, and Lincoln High School. He enlisted in the Navy and went to Doane College, Crete, in the V-12 Midshipman Training Program. He then transferred to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, subsequently finishing at the business school at Harvard. Jack was commissioned in 1945 and spent his first tour in Guam.

Jack returned to Lincoln and started working in the family business, Wells & Frost, when it was at 10th & "O" St. Jack joined the Naval air station in the Reserves when they opened in1948. He was called to serve in the Korean War from 1951-1954, where he was a supply officer on a jeep carrier attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Married Maria Bertha Urueta Carpio of Colombia South America on June 22, 1954 in a small family service at Westminster Presbyterian Chapel. They were married ten years after they met while Maria was attending Western College in Oxford, Ohio on a scholarship from the Presbyterian Church of Colombia, SA.

Accomplishments are many and I am sure we have missed quite a few. President, Wells & Frost Shoe Store, long career in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring as commander, President of YMCA , board of directors Blue Stamp Company, General Campaign Chair of the United Way, President Lincoln Center Association, Heritage Gift Shop Board, member of FRA, ROA, VFW, AUSN, American Legion Post 3, and MOAA. Member of Eastridge Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by parents and sister, Catherine Wells Newman. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maria, daughter Anna Maria Meier (Randy), son John Edward Wells and Pam Craig, Grandchildren, Jennifer Olsen (Gary), Bradley Meier, Julianne Spry (Eric), Brett Meier, Christopher Wells (Dara), Whitney Miller (Jason) and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln, NE.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 "O" St, Lincoln, NE

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr. Lincoln NE 68510 or The Lincoln Community Foundation, 215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 68508.




Eastridge Presbyterian Church
1135 Eastridge Drive
Lincoln, NE 68510 n
Friday, May 26, 2017
11:00 AM
Wyuka Cemetery
3600 'O' Street
Lincoln, NE n
Friday, May 26, 2017
2:00 PM