Jack F. Nehs Jr.

Aug. 17, 1946 - Nov. 23, 2008

Jack F. Nehs Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Waukesha, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Palm Bay at age 62. He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Waukesha, to Catherine A. (nee Schmidt) Nehs and the late Jack F. Nehs Sr.

Jack Jr. was a 1964 graduate of Waukesha South High School. He had been employed for 22 years at Aqua Chem in Milwaukee and for the past 14 years had worked at Sharpes Welding in Palm Bay. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968 in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Daniel J. Martin American Legion Post No. 8. Jack was an avid airboat pilot and race car driver. He especially liked watching NASCAR and enjoyed motorcycles, hunting, fishing, boating and swimming with his grandsons, who had a special place in his heart.

On April 11, 1966, Jack married the love of his life, Carol Ann (nee Hendrickson) Nehs of Palm Bay, and together they had two beautiful daughters, Brenda (John) Ose and Lori (Daniel) Lizotte, both of Palm Bay. He was the loving grandfather of Joseph (Joey), Dustin, Jack and Austin, all of Palm Bay. Jack is further survived by his mother, Catherine Nehs of Waukesha; brother, Jeffery P. Nehs of Watertown; sisters, Bonnie Zangerle of Aurora, Colo., Luanne Nehs of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Susan (Daryel) Lein of Waukesha, Kathy (John) Thomas of Waukesha and Mary Beth (Mitchel) Raines of Aurora, Ill.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

All services are being held in Palm Bay.