Jack R. Jacobs, 81, of Milan, died on 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 on May 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 worked at John Deere, then the city of Rock Island and lastly as a 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; one brother, Arthur Jacobs; and one sister, Dorothy McElroy. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.