Jack Lyle Bachelor, 66
Jack Lyle Bachelor (66) passed away December 24, 2018 at the Omaha VA Medical Center. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his son.
Jack was born May 19, 1952 to Clinton and Edith (Holder) Bachelor in Valentine at the Sandhills General Hospital. He was baptized as an infant at the United Methodist Church, and a member of the church.
He was raised on the family Eagle Valley Ranch in Todd County, South Dakota. He attended grade school at Longcor and Littleburg schools. He graduated from Valentine Rural High School in 1970. He attended Kearney State College until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1971. He served aboard the USS Lasalle in the Persian Gulf as a radar technician, Petty Officer Second Class.
After his service, he returned to Valentine and worked at the Valentine Police Dept. and Cherry County Sheriff Dept. He then returned to the family ranch.
From his marriages, he was blessed with three children – Jodi Leigh, Jill Leanne, and Aubrey Orin.
Jack was happiest riding his horse and working cattle. He was an avid NASCAR and Husker football fan. Jack enjoyed bowling and golf. His grandchildren were his biggest joy.
Jack is survived by his mother, Edith Bachelor of Valentine; children, Jodi Hanshew of Valentine, Jill (Joel) Anderson of Elm Creek, NE and Aubrey (Mariah) Bachelor of Pleasant Dale, NE. Grandchildren, Isaac (Kelsey) Anderson of Ft. Bliss, TX, Jacob Hanshew and Jiles Hanshew of Valentine, Ashlyn Anderson of Elm Creek; Uncle Richard Bachelor and Aunt Faye Bachelor, Aunt Wilma Kenan also a host of extended family and friends.
Preceding him in death was his much loved father, Clinton Bachelor; infant brother, Harold Wayne Bachelor; sister, Janet Moon; grandparents; Orin and Frances Bachelor, Howard and Nettie Hall; Uncles Jerry Bachelor and Don Kenan.
Memorial Service for Jack Bachelor was held on Friday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Inurnment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was entrusted with service arrangements.