Jesse Mearl Ingrum

December 6, 1941February 8, 2020

Jesse Mearl Ingrum was born December 6, 1941 in Crawford, Nebraska. Known to all who loved him as Mearl and childhood friends as “Mears”. Mearl passed away on February 8, 2020 of natural causes. His favorite thing about his birthday was that he was “born the day before Pearl Harbor bombing”. Mearl has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jean, for 58 years and graduated from college with a Bachelors in Business and Economics. He lived and worked in Illinois selling industrial paint. In 2004 Mearl and Jean retired to Carriage Manor in Mesa, AZ where he enjoyed volunteering in various committees and activities. He is survived by his wife Jean, son Mark and wife Becky; daughter Julie and husband Jeff; son Matthew; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


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Crissy Ingrum

February 27, 2020

We miss you so much Grandpa.

Love you forever


February 26, 2020

I walk into my basement every day and I am reminded of all the work you and I did together to build out the basement. The bar you made from scratch is the highlight of the basement. It was the greatest bonding moment we had. I love you very much and miss you immensely.

Matt Ingrum

February 23, 2020

Dad would be at every football practice from 6th grade to 8th grade and video tape the games as well. I enjoyed breaking down practice with him and especially the game tapes. He was an easy choice for team dad.

Every Monday night football we would be in the basement watching all the pregame leading up to Monday Night Football then enjoy the game as well. Mom and Dad would time me on how fast I could run up stairs to grab snacks. I fell for that everytime.

The final memory of many I'll share today is of the steak dinners we would have in the summer time. I remember riding my bicycle as a kid on a summer day noticing the smell of steak cooking and realizing that's mom/dad getting dinner ready. We would have dinner in the kitchen with back door open letting the beautiful breeze in while we talk and enjoy a delicious ribeye dinner. Everytime I smell the grill this is what I think of.
Love you both very much. We are all grateful to be part of such a wonderful family you've created.

Jean Ingrum

February 16, 2020

Mearl, you brought me joy, made me laugh, taught me to love deeply & lasting gift of a beautiful life blessed with memories forever. Your loving wife, ....until the twelfth of never… Jean

Jim Lynch

February 14, 2020

Mearl came into my life at a time when I most needed him. It was around 1953 and Mearl and his mother Tommy and stepdad had just moved to Scottsbluff just a short time before my dad was killed in a construction accident.
Mearl and I became inseparable. My family had a 80 acre farm which extended from West Overland all the way down to the North Platte River. There were several gravel pits on the property on which we spent lots of time exploring and plinking with our 22's.
One winter Meal got a rubber raft for his birthday, December 6. it was freezing cold outside but we couldn't wait till spring to try it out. Down to the river we went. The edges of the river were frozen but the river was running fast. We got the raft in the river, Mearl put 1 foot in the middle of raft and it flipped. Mearl was able to grab onto a bush on the bank but it looked like the raft was headed for Omaha. Mearl made his way out of the river and we ran as fast as we could to try to catch the raft. Lucky it hung up on some bushes on the bank. We headed back to my house soaking wet with the raft in tow. All my mom could do is look at us and shake her head. She let us in the house and we had one of those old updraft floor furnaces. She stood us on the grate until we dried out. We knew that if Tommy saw him like that it would be the end of the river for us.
Just one of many stories from that time all the way up through high school. Mearls name evolved to Mears because of one of our teachers calling roll and mispronouncing Mearl's name as Mears , it stuck.
A three day party and an interstate beer truck putting an end to our time together.(another great story) I went onto the Marine Corps and Mearl and Jean went on to college. We've gotten together often over the years and laughed about our escapades. No one on earth could have such a loyal and trusted friend and yes, Brother. That's who I've always considered this kind funny guy to be. Mears you will live on in my heart forever.Jim

Jean Ingrum

February 13, 2020

For 63 years rarely a dull moment! We experienced great love, raised a wonderful family; we did it all. You are my heart & soul “....until the twelfth of never.....” Jean

Dick Sorensen

February 12, 2020

Always a smile on his face, and always a hand for a shake. He will always be remembered.

Rosalee Ritenour

February 12, 2020

Sorry to hear of Mearl's passing. Know he has struggled for sometime. I wonder what stories he is telling the angels. He had many too share. I loved his sense of humor. He will be missed but for all who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus will see him again.
Prayers for his loved ones.

By God's grace.
Gerald and Rosalee Ritenour

Geri Gallo

February 12, 2020

Mearl was just the sweetest man and always was playful and had positive funny comments! His lovely beautiful wife Jean was always there for him and you could just feel the love the two of them shared! I am so very sad to
hear of Mearls passing and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all his wonderful family and dear friends from Carriage Manor! He was a one of a kind dear, dear man and will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know
Him! Rest In Peace in our Dear Lords loving arms Mearl! 🙏💒🥰😇❤️ Big Hugs 🤗 and Prayers 🙏 Miss you already! 😢 Geri Gallo

Tamiwe Sichinga

February 11, 2020

Condolences to the family