Alan Eugene DeJonge, 64, of rural Johnson, Nebraska was born on November 11, 1957, in Humboldt, Nebraska to Ommo and Marilyn (Bucher) DeJonge, the youngest of three sons. He was baptized on December 8, 1957, at Faith Lutheran Church in Humboldt and later confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church on March 26, 1972. Alan was raised on the family farm northeast of Humboldt where he attended Bratton Union Consolidated School and later graduated from Southeast Consolidated High School with the Bicentennial class of 1976. While in high school, he excelled in wrestling, football and track.
On October 29, 1983, Alan was united in marriage to Joyce Bohling at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Johnson. He and Joyce later transferred their membership to St. James (Long Branch) Lutheran Church in rural Humboldt in 1987. Alan began his career farming with his father before working for the Farmers Co-op in Auburn. He then worked for the Nemaha County Roads Department for 25 years where he drove a rock truck.
From an early age, Alan had a love and passion for airplanes which even included flying his own ultralight plane. He loved tinkering in his shop, playing cards and "joker", and going to his grandkids, nieces and nephews' events.
Alan passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his home in rural Johnson, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of sixty-four years, six months and eight days.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers David and Leland DeJonge, sister-in-law Deana DeJonge, along with many other loved ones, family and friends.
Alan is survived by his loving wife Joyce of rural Johnson, NE; son Brandon DeJonge and wife Valerie of Juniata, NE; grandchildren: Riley and Isabel DeJonge of Juniata, NE; God Daughter Dacey Boudle of Omaha, NE; brothers-in-law: Norman Bohling and wife Arlene of rural Elk Creek, NE; Lonnie Bohling and wife Carol of North Bend, NE; sisters-in-law: Vera Mae Lyman of Lincoln, NE; Susan Bohling of Auburn, NE; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at St. James (Long Branch) Lutheran Church, rural Humboldt, Nebraska with Pastors Eric and Amalia Spruth-Janssen officiating. A livestream of services is available on the Wherry Mortuary/Monument Facebook page for those not able to attend services. A link to the livestream is now also available on Alan's tribute wall. Interment will follow services at St. James (Long Branch) Cemetery.Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Wherry Mortuary, 207 N. Nemaha Street in Humboldt, Nebraska. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary.Memorials contributions may be given to family's choice with a later designation. Condolences can be shared online at www.wherrymortuary.com. Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-207 N. Nemaha ST.-Humboldt, Nebraska 68376 (402) 862-2915.
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St. James Lutheran (Long Branch) Church
62971 Highway 62
Humboldt, NE 68376
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Wherry Mortuary - Humboldt
207 N. Nemaha Street
Humboldt, NE 68376
Phone: (402) 862-2915