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Jack Payne
August 17, 1930 - August 4, 2014


Jack Payne, 83, of Aurora passed away on Monday August 4, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  Visitation will be from 3-5 PM on Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with Military Honors by the Aurora American Legion Post 435 at 5 PM  .  Memorial services will be at 11 AM on Monday August 11, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Pastor Julie Schubert officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Ed & Joan Hemphill Inpatient Hospice Unit of St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Jack was born in Winthrop, IA on August 17, 1930 to parents Delbert and Leota (Sickles) Payne.  He attended East Buchannan High School, graduating in 1947.  Jack then served his country honorably in the United States Navy Sea Bee Construction Battalion during the Korean War.  Jack was united in marriage with Florence Claypool-Hagge on February 8, 1964.

Jack had worked in several Aurora area quarries while in High School.  He had been a heavy machine operator for Hoffman Brothers Construction of Independence and a Park Ranger at Jakway.  Jack loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and beer.  He loved tinkering in his shed and was known to fix just about anything.  Jack was also quite a story teller with a quick-witted and unique sense of humor.  He will be dearly missed by all whom he shared his life with.

Left to celebrate Jack’s life are his sons: Rod (Lori) Payne of Cedar Falls and Donald “Skip” (Julie) Hagge of Lincoln, NE; his daughters: Ronda (Tony) McAllister of Hazleton and Londa “Lonnie” McAllister of Oelwein; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Florence; his sons: John Payne and Randy Payne; and his sisters: Jean Kisner and Donna White.  


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Thelma Payne Coberly on September 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM said:

My fingers were not spelling very well tonight. Jack was Honorably discharged and we wish him Heavenly peace!! An embarrassed cousin! (I can hear him laughing at me)
Thelma (Payne) Coberly on September 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM said:

Was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a very special member of our family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a true friend! He proudly served our country during the Korean war and was honorable discarded. Thanks to him, and all the other veterans, we still have our freedom! A humble thank you seems so little for what they all sacrificed for us! God Bless you, Jack. Rest in Heaenly peace. You earned it. with love, your cousin ,Thelma (Cliff and Lena Payne's daughter)
Candy Clontz on August 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your dads passing.You are in our prayers.I remember all the fun times at your house when I was a kid.He will be missed greatly.

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