Jack Jacobs


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Jack R. Jacobs, 81, of Milan, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Jack was born March 22, 1931, in New Boston, a son of Cyrus and Ruby Pouder Jacobs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Prior to his retirement, he had worked at John Deere, then the city of Rock Island and lastly as maintenance man at Oak Grove Trailer Park.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching the birds and squirrels at home.
Surviving are his daughters, Penny Moskaloff and Lynn Jacobs, both of Milan; grandchildren, Jeremy Moskaloff, Matthew Jacobs and Mark, Mellissa and Molly Munson; great-grandson, Gabriel Moskaloff; two brothers, Fred Jacobs, Coal Valley, and William Pouder, Milan; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Arthur Jacobs.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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