JASPERS, Jake 1913-1978
JASPERS, VENENGA, HAACK
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/19/2014 at 23:17:52
Jake Jaspers, Lifelong Area Resident, Dead
Jake Jaspers passed away early Thursday morning, September 28, 1978, at his home in Cedar Falls due to an apparent heart attack, reaching the age of 65 years and 7 months.
Jacob Harold Jaspers was born on a farm in Colfax Township, southeast of Wellsburg on February 28, 1913, the son of Harm and Kate (Venenga) Jaspers. He attended the rural school in the area. On December 22, 1945, he was united in marriage to Harriett Haack. Following their marriage they lived in Wellsburg and later moved to Cedar Falls where he was employed at the University of Northern Iowa, retiring in February of 1978.
He was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church having joined by confession of faith on March 1, 1960.
During World War Two he served in the U.S. Army and spent two years in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
Preceding him in death were: his parents, two brothers, Franklin and LeRoy Jaspers.
Survivors include: his wife, Harriett, his daughter, Miss Jill Junene Jaspers of Iowa City, one sister, (Lillian), Mrs. James Nieman of Shell Rock and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 30, 1978 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiated at the services. Mrs. W.D. Murray was soloist. Organist was Mrs. Harvin Meyer. Flower attendants were Mrs. Elmer Fritzel and Mrs. John E. Ruter. Pallbearers were Paul Bettenga, Elgin Venenga, Elmer Fritzel, Eugene Meester, Thomas Flessner, Jr. and Ivan Slifer. Interment was made in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery. The flag folding ceremony was conducted following the graveside services by the Wellsburg American Legion and Amvet Posts. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 October 1978, pg 13
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