Jay "Corky" Duane Harmelink, 45, of Plattsmouth, Neb. died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Hope Avenue and Highway 175, Odebolt, Iowa.
Jay was born on June 25, 1964, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Duane Arnold and Thelma Elaine (Neuwendorp) Harmelink.
He was raised and schooled in Spencer and was a 1982 SHS Graduate.
Jay then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving from June 2, 1982, to June 1, 1992, having rose to the rank of staff sergeant during that time. His occupation at the time of his death was a third shift lead maintenance mechanic.
He married Julianne Katherine Streuli on Oct. 6, 1984, at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Jay is survived by his wife, Julianne Harmelink of Plattsmouth; son, Joshua Harmelink of Plattsmouth; daughter, Jayme Harmelink of Plattsmouth; father, Duane Harmelink of Spencer; two brothers: Jan Harmelink of Appleton, Wis., and Todd Harmelink and his wife, Nicole of Rossie; and sister, Crystal Usher of Marion; as well as many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Harmelink.
There will be a celebration of his life at the Lepert Wolever V.F.W. Post No. 2543 in Plattsmouth at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the family's choice.
Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE. 68048. 402-296-3123.