Jack R. Kromer Jr.
August 10, 1952 ~ October 29, 2022
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
You learn a lot about a man by the way he walks. And, Jack quietly and methodically walked the talk! Upon his retirement, he started driving for meals on wheels and donating his time to judge young adults in the DECA program. He also gave his time to the elderly at SRDA. That was Jack—He walked it like he talked it.
Not only did Jack bring me along on his walk, but we brought Elmer and Rosie—Just a pair of mutts and their owners walking the riverwalk; forming a bond at every step. Each morning, Elmer & Rosie greeted all the other dogs. And sometimes the people. We got to know a lot of canine names. Their owners not so much.
Jack was well-liked by his coworkers at the Pueblo Youthful Offender System. He chose his friends carefully. He loved meeting with this group of friends after work for a microbrew or dinner. It was here that we found out that Jack liked to talk. And it was here that we found out how lucky we were to become good friends with Jack, He was truly a wonderful man. He would literally do anything for this group of friends.
Jack also loved going to lunch with John and Ron and that’s where the trio’s friendship truly blossomed, and once again Jack never forgot about his wife or Elmer. He would always order a meal or dessert to go and save a portion of his meal for Elmer.
Jack had a passion for his country; although he loved his Steelers when NFL started protesting his country, he stopped watching the team he loved. Jack was a proud Army Cadet at West Point, and nothing was bigger than the Army vs. Navy game. GO ARMY!!!!!
Please join us to celebrate Jack’s life on December 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. for a graveside service at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. We will have light refreshments to follow at Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, 4285 N. Academy BLVD Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
Graveside Service: December 13, 2022 1:00 pm
Pikes Peak National Cemetery
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80925