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Frank K. Jacobs 1921-2001


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 6/27/2006 at 09:43:45

Frank K. Jacobs, 80, of Story City and formerly of Boone, died Friday at his home of cancer. He was born August 19, 1921, in Story City, the son of Martin and Ethel Jacobs. He married Alma Rutter on January 10, 1947 in Kansas City, MO.

He resided in Story and Boone counties for most of his life. He attended Story City High School. He held numerous jobs including Whattoff Motor Company of Ames and retired as a custodian of the Ames' Welch School. He continued to work after his retirement as caretaker for the Story City cemetery for a number of years. He was in the US Navy during World War II, and served on the USS Texas for two and one half years in the Atlantic Theatre, earning a battle star. He also served two years on the USS Wisconsin in the Pacific Theatre earning three battle stars. He was given a medical discharge on Dec. 28, 1945. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 59 in Story City, a member of the VFW, member of the Disabled Veteran's (DAV), a member of the Battleship Texas Foundation, and a World War II Memorial Charter member.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Woodard and Norma Keltner; two brothers, Hank and Martin, Jr.; one grandchild, Kenneth Price; and one great-grandchild, Jamie Thomas. Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Francine Jacobs of Iowa City, and Jerry and Cathy Jacobs of Jewell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Alex Valdez of Westbrook, MN, Ginger and Chuck Price of State Center, and Frances and Blas Arellano of Roland; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Thelma and Orland Johnson of Harlinger, TX, Wanda Rahto of Luther and Emma and Martin Martinson of Ames; one brother-in-law, Fred Keltner of Story City; one sister-in-law, Donna Jacobs of Story City; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday at Pleasant Grove Church near Ames. The body was cremated and the cremains will be buried in the Sheffield Cemetery near Story City at a later date.

Soderstrum-Larson Funeral Home in Story City was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Boone News-Republican via the WWW.]


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