- Date Posted: 2010-04-29
Jason Benjamin Libal, 24, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Jason was born in South Korea on July 12, 1985, as Jung Jae-Sun, and was adopted by Gene and Kathy (Benjamin) Libal at age one. Jason attended rural District #22 school, Cozad High School and graduated from Lexington High School in 2004. Jason attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jason was a natural athlete excelling in gymnastics, football, and wrestling. He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in 2006, graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was a member of Troop C, 1/134th Cavalry- Beatrice group – Reconnaissance & Surveillance. Sergeant Libal was a paratrooper and was to be deployed to Afghanistan with his unit midsummer.
He had many interests in his young life, including; learning about history, movies, cooking, playing video games, hanging with friends, listening to music, computers, motorcycles and fast cars. Jason never knew a stranger and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a great story. Jason will be very missed by all of his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents; Kathy & Gene Libal of Lexington, Nebraska, Brother: Joe Libal of Lincoln, Nebraska and sister Erin Libal, also of Lincoln, both students at UNL. Uncles: Howdy & Linda Benjamin of Cozad, Nebraska; Ron & Janet Schlattmann of Alliance, Nebraska; George & Mitzi Libal of College Station, Texas, Aunt: Cherlyn Libal of Lexington, Nebraska. Jason was also survived by cousins, other relatives and many, many friends. Maternal grandmother, Noreen Benjamin of Cozad, Nebraska and paternal grandmother, Berenice Libal of Lexington.
Jason was preceded in death by an infant sister, Shelby Rae and grandfathers, Ralph Benjamin and Wilson Libal. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Caroline Vickery, Ethel Fox, C.L.P. and Pastor Josh Erickson co-officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 4-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Memorials would be greatly appreciated, in lieu of flowers, to Holt International Children's Services Adoption Agency. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of Sympathy and Guest Book Signatures may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.