Joseph S. “Joe” Jeanette SMSgt USAF (Ret)

Joseph S. “Joe” Jeanette SMSgt USAF (Ret)

December 17, 1931 – January 30, 2021

Age 89

Joe was a 27-year Air Force veteran, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He was a radio operator on Looking Glass, flying over 100 combat missions in B-29, B-36, EC-135, and other aircraft.  He was an avid golfer (3 holes in one!); and managed the Offutt AFB Warrior 9 Golf Course for 25 years.

His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren, the Yankees, and the Cornhuskers!

Preceded in death by parents; brother Anthony Jeanette; son-in-law Roger Graham.

Survived by wife of 69 years Alice B. Jeanette; son Joseph P. Jeanette (Becky Vinton); daughters Sharon L. Graham and Donna J. Rush (John); grandchildren Brian, Joseph, Nicholas, Sarah, Joel, LeeAnn, Dan, and Andrew; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Patrick Jeanette (Geri); and many dear friends and relatives.

Visitation following CDC guidelines Thursday, February 4, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. followed by a

Funeral Service following CDC guidelines at 5:00 p.m., both at the Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

To view video of the service, click the link below:

Military Honors: Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard and American Legion Post 331.

Memorials suggested to the Hospice organization of your choice.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Heritage Ridge Assisted Living and Hillcrest Hospice.




  • Greg Marchio Posted February 1, 2021 8:00 am

    Joe, remembering you and your family in our prayers. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace.

  • Joe & Jo Breault Posted February 1, 2021 2:25 pm

    We will miss your daily phone calls. Rest in Peace buddy.

  • Chris Fargo Posted February 4, 2021 3:45 pm

    Aunt Sharon,
    I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. Joe was a great man. I will always remember him, Uncle Roger and Uncle Tommy standing around the backyard in Bellevue during the Airshows BS about golf. He will be missed. Love you, we are here for you.

  • Ruben Bera Posted February 4, 2021 5:47 pm

    We are sad to hear of Joe’s passing. We were neighbors of Joe and Alice for many years in our early years together. . We moved and never saw them much. Sometimes we’d see them on Fridays at the Eagels for chicken dinner Friday, but we do remember the friendship we had. Our son mowed his lawn and Alice would stop over on occassion. Joe was always freindly and helpful. His house was on the hill above us and when we were both out, we’d chat. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alice and the rest of the family. RIP Joe.
    Ruben and Carol

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