Jeff was born October 7, 1949 in Columbus, Nebraska. He attended St. Bonaventure grade school and Columbus High School. Following his education, he worked various jobs in the Columbus area before moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972. He returned to Nebraska in 1997.
Jeff could be described as a free spirit. He was adventuresome, lighthearted, unique, carefree and authentic.
He was enthusiastic about classic cars and enjoyed cruising in his 1971 Chevy Caprice on sunny days. He enjoyed working on vehicles, fishing, history, and painting. In the warmer months Jeff traveled the neighborhood on his red riding lawn mower stopping to visit with whomever would give him the time. Jeff never knew a stranger and cheered on the underdog.
Jeff will be forever remembered for his storytelling ability and vivid imagination.
Jeff is survived by his mother Bernardine (Bernie) Scripture, brother Dana Went (Liz) of York, sister Tamara Krumland of Bradshaw, step-sister Tami Jo Jackson and family of York, niece Heather Went, great niece Vanessa and great nephews Jordan and Zachary of Phoenix, AZ, and his beloved cat Freeway.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to York General Hospital staff and to Dr. Trevor Hanson for their unending patience and compassion Jeff received under their care.
Jeff’s wishes were to be cremated. No viewing, visitation, or services.