April 12, 2019
Jerry Duncan McInnis died peacefully at his home on April 12, 2019, at the age of 90. He grew up in Poole and Ravenna. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1950, and then attended Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, and was ordained in 1957.
He married Jolene Albert in Culbertson on May 24, 1954, and they had four children Suzanne, Timothy, Thomas, and Beth. In his ministry, he served six United Methodist Churches in Nebraska for 29 years, as well as churches in Tennessee, Georgia, and Minnesota. His last appointment was Trinity United Methodist Church, from which he retired in 1991.
His interest varied from gardening to world travel. A major interest was genealogy, and he was fascinated by language and a student of several.
Survivors include his wife Jolene; three children Suzanne Peterson, Thomas McInnis, and Beth Minter; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister Joanne Scott; and nieces and nephews.
He willed his body to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for research. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church or Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD 57752.