Jeffery Donald Melton Age 58 of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away on October 26, 2022. He was born on January 14, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska to Charles D. and Karen (Brown) Melton. Jeff was a shy happy little boy. He attended Benson West Grade School. He played baseball with a neighborhood team in lower grades and was a member of the Omaha Chiefs Football Team in Junior High. After grade school Jeff attended Benson High School. Early in his Sophomore year he went to work part time for Village Inn. He then went to night school earning his High School Diploma. Still working at Village Inn, Jeff decided he wanted to go to college and started at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jeff was an honor student on the Dean's List and earned a two year degree.
Jeff became employed at First Data Corp. He liked his job and his coworkers. Jeff earned the title of Lead Operator of the Warehouse. In 2019 First Data became Pfizer. Jeff was promoted to manager of the night shift in the Warehouse where he had a desk job for the first time. At age 19 Jeff became very ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It unfortunately is an inherited disease. The Melton Family has an unusual strain of the disease and so far it has affected only the males. It has missed only one male member that we know of and the is Jeff's brother Randy. He is a carrier though as his son has it.
Jeff suffered many setbacks with his disease finding it very hard to control but he never complained. Jeff was a good person, brother and a wonderful son. He never missed a family gathering. He will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Melton. Jeff is survived by his mother, Karen Melton; brother, Randy Melton; nieces, nephews, many cousins and other family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Funeral Home 90th Chapel on Sunday, November 06, 2022.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Funeral Home 90th Chapel on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The family will direct memorials.
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