James Lung

James Lung, 78, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from coronary artery disease and dementia.

James was born on December 9, 1944, to Percy and Carrie Lung in their home near Newark, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in Superior Nebraska in 1962.  In 1986, James met Lois Nelson, and they were married that same year on July 19, 1986. They were married for 37 happy years and raised Lois’s two children, Philip and Jennifer Nelson.

Before his retirement in 2017 from truck driving, James worked as a carpenter for Jack Gritten from approximately 1982 to 1990. Before that, he drove a truck for Spangler Insulation. James loved going places like Mushroom Rock State Park, to see the buffalo at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, and the birds at Lovewell Lake.  James was a very kind, loving person that always had a story to tell. He learned how to do a train whistle sound that was taught to him by a cousin. He always liked to do his “train whistle” for any child we would meet.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Carrie (Brenneman) Lung; his sister, Charlotte LaPointe; brothers, Harry, Percy, and Paul Lung. He is survived by his wife, Lois (Nelson) Lung; stepchildren, Philip and Jennifer Nelson; sister, Gloria (Lung) Ledroit and her husband, Dan Ledroit.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.