John (Jack) Elmer McNiece

Jack was born on July 29, 1925. He was the middle child of Horashel and Lois McNiece, and grew up on a farm in Kansas. Jack enlisted in the Marines in November 1943 and served proudly 31/2 years in the South Pacific. After his discharge he met and married Loraine. They farmed until 1954. When they moved to Portland, Oregon so Jack could attend Diesel Mechanic School. Jack loved equipment and was a heavy duty mechanic until he retired in 1986. He got his pilots license in 1977 and spent many years flying for pleasure. After retirement, he and Loraine would spend weekends at the local lakes with their camp trailer and boat. One real joy in his life was his volunteering activity at the VA Hospital in Roseburg. He felt it was a real privilege. Jack was preceded in death by both his parents; his brother’s: William and Robert; and granddaughter Annie. He is survived by his wife, Loraine; daughter, Janet Sue; sons: Rodney and wife Judith; Edward and wife Paula; as well as numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; and nieces. Jack was a good husband, dad and friend and will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Melrose Community Church. Church and a graveside service on Monday at 11 a.m. at Roseburg National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please give donations go to the DAV or the donor’s choice. Visit Jack’s web site at to sign the on line guest book and leave condolences for the family. Wilson’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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