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James "Tank" L. Stearnes

February 4, 1943 November 12, 2018
James "Tank" L. Stearnes
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Obituary for James "Tank" L. Stearnes

James “Tank” Lester Stearnes was born to Lester and Caryl (Coleman) Stearnes on February 4, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away November 12, 2018 at his home in Oakland, Nebraska, surrounded by his family.

James attended school in Omaha and Tekamah. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967.

James was married to his loving wife Bonnie Erwin on December 5, 1964 in Omaha. They resided there until 1975, when they moved their family to Oakland.

Tank was known for his hard working, will do anything attitude. His love of truck driving was evident in that even after retirement you would still see him hauling something to keep himself busy. He was an active member of Ryan VFW Post #5543. He loved to travel and visit with his children and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Stearnes and brother, Bruce Stearnes.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Sandy Turney; sons, Brian (Karen) Stearnes, Larry Stearnes, Chris (Lisa) Stearnes; mother, Caryl Stearnes; grandchildren, Dallas (Kristi) Webb, Scottie Stearnes, Sean Stearnes, Amber Anderson, Brooke Stearnes, Jordan (Naira) Stearnes, Krystal Castro, Misty Turney and Jake Turney; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers, Lyle (Joan) Stearnes, Robert Stearnes, Lloyd (Lori) Stearnes; his special friend and buddy, Jake.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

16

Nov

5:00 PM 11/16/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/16/2018 8:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland

310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

17

Nov

2:00 PM 11/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland

310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Burial with Military Honors will follow the funeral service.

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Oakland 68045 Nebraska
US

Memorial Contribution

To the family for later designation.

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