Jack Carnahan

August 6, 1920 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 98)


Jack Carnahan passed away at Chadron Community Hospital on Friday August 2, 2019. Services will be Monday August 12, 2019 at 10:00AM at Chamberlain Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.


Jack was born August 6, 1920 in Ardmore, SD to John Carnahan and Mabel Miller. Jack was the third of seven children.


Growing up at Orella, Nebraska. Climbing Sugar Loaf and wandering Toad Stool Park. HE graduated from Sioux County High School. Jacked joined the Navy in April 1942 and served in World War 2 on Naval Destroyer USS Storm. His ship was bombed by a Kami Kazie. He was very proud of his military service and was an active member of the American Legion Post 12.


In August 1948, Jack married Peggy Mittan, in Chadron, NE. They settled on the ranch at Whitney, NE. To this union were born five children: Sandra Stetson (Rick), Bruce Carnahan (Gayle), Beverly Bayne (Denny), Brian Carnahan (Melody), Brenda Brown.


Grandchildren: Josh (Stormy) Carnahan, Jacky Carnahan, Jennifer (Tony) Gieser, Chad Brown, Eric Stetson, Skyler (Whitney) Bennett, Jason (Lori) Carnahan, Casey (April) Carnahan, Corey (Amy) Carnahan.


Great Grandchildren: Kristen Gieser, Aiden Carnahan, Gavin Carnahan, Bode (Jack) Carnahan, Kyndall Carnahan, Kole Carnahan, Kadence Carnahan, Charlie Bennett, Cooper Carnahan, Cane Carnahan, baby Jack Bennett coming in December.


He is also survived by sister Dorothy Landers and numerous much-loved nieces and nephews. Longtime companion Virginia Jones.


He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy, his parents John and Mabel, and five brothers, Ansel, Kenny, Bob, Dick, and Jim. Son in-law Rick Stetson.

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Funeral Service
August 12, 2019

10:00 AM
Chamberlain Chapel - Chadron
1700 Hwy 20
Chadron, NE 69337

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