Creighton Jay Loerch
Date of Birth
February 27, 1929
Tekamah, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 2, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Graveside Service

A private service with military honors will be held at Sunrise North Cemetery in Wahoo, NE.


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Creighton Jay Loerch, 91, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born February 27, 1929 in Tekamah, NE to Lee and Ruth (Jones) Loerch.  Creighton graduated from Tekamah High School.  He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged.  He attended Hastings College and graduated from Bradley University’s School of Horology.

Creighton has owned and operated Loerch’s Jewelry for over 60 years.  He first owned a store in Oakland, NE from 1959-1971 before moving to Wahoo, NE.  He has been operating Loerch’s Jewelry & Gifts in Wahoo since 1971.

Creighton was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wahoo.  He loved Nebraska football, music and he had a loving heart for animals, and he gave many kittens and cats a place to call home.

He is survived by children, Jay (Tricia) Loerch of Kansas City, MO and Joni (Bob) Wade of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren, Jessica, Sam (Olivia), Anthony, Andrew, Rachel and Cynthia (Ian); great-grandchild, Carly; brother, Roger (Lori) Loerch of Ruskin, FL; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ruth Loerch; son, Jeffrey Brett Loerch; great-grandchild, Savannah Sky Arviso; sister, Diane.

Condolences for Creighton Jay Loerch
  1. Darlis Lupton
    • December 4, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Jay, I’m sorry to hear about your Dad.

  2. Christine Lundgren
    • December 4, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Jay – I am truly sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.

  3. • December 5, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Mr. Loerch was a true gentleman. He treated everyone he met with respect. He always made you feel welcome in his store. He appreciated the opportunity to get to know everyone who entered his life. We will miss him.

  4. Linda Slosser
    • December 7, 2020 - 3 years ago

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I was back in Wahoo in October 2020. I was so happy to see Creighton at that time in his store. We were able to go over many memories of past years. He was my jeweler since 1970. Spent about a hour as he detailed many things in regards to My dad Rev. Walter G. Millett. It was great seeing him, we took pictures and parted. He was an icon in Wahoo. He will be missed. May you find peace and may he Rest in Peace.

  5. Shaun Kiihne
    • December 8, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Loerch used to fix my watch when it needed
    fixing. Whenever I go in with a watch, that needed fixed. Loerch would sometimes be a
    comedian. My condolences go out to
    Loerch’s family. I don’t think his health was
    all that good. May God keep Loerch at his
    altar on high. May Loerch rest in peace in God’s name Amen-Shaun Kiihne

  6. • December 8, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He served us well. We wish you God’s peace at this time. Larry and Kim Houfek

  7. Keyes Libby
    • December 11, 2020 - 3 years ago

    I am Jay’s sister in law, all my prayers to Loerch relative amen.

  8. Cindy Hilligas
    • December 12, 2020 - 3 years ago

    We were neighbors to Creighton for 30 years and during that time he was a pretty good neighbor to have.
    He was always nice to our kids and didn’t even mind when our dog parked on his front door step. One thing that will always stick out in our minds is the late night hours he’d mow his yard. A little part of Wahoo history leaves with him. He was a good guy
    Cindy Hilligas

  9. Edward Tibke
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Creighton “Loerch” was a good friend of my Grandpa, Edward Tibke of Omaha, NE. We wish your family all the best and he will forever be missed.

    The Tibke Family

  10. Crystall Ange-Flannery
    • February 24, 2021 - 3 years ago

    Just learned of the passing of CJ and I will miss him dearly. He was a great friend in the jewelry industry and a wonderful person to work with on beautiful diamond pieces. My condolences to his family, friends, and his clients!

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