Jack Jacobs


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 24, 2013, 12:14 pm
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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.














 



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