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Harold Jacobs

Harold Dean Jacobs

Monday, June 28th, 1937 - Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Harold D. Jacobs, 83, of Independence, IA died on Thursday November 19, 2020 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA.

Harold was born on June 28, 1937 in Marengo, IA the son of Clarence W. “Bud” and Elsie E. (Barnett) Jacobs. At an early age, his family moved to a farm just outside of Walker, IA, where he was a 1955 graduate of Walker High School, in Walker, IA. On July 25, 1959 he married Sharon “Sherry” K. Wilcox at the Alice Church in Rural Alice, IA. They started their life together by making their home in Independence, IA, where he worked at Walnut Grove for thirty-eight years. Harold then started to work for Independence Crop Care, and after working for twelve years he finally retired at the age of seventy-two. He and Sherry loved to go square dancing and were members of the Merry Mixers for over fourteen years. For many years Harold belonged to a group of close friends in Independence who called themselves The Shysters.

Harold loved spending time with his family outdoor. They spent many summers camping throughout Iowa, and enjoyed their time at the Fontana Campground in Hazelton, IA. He taught his sons his love of the outdoors by joining the Boy Scouts with them as the Pack 75 leader for many years. He also was passionate about baseball and loved the Chicago Cubs. He and his sons attend many games at Wrigley Field.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Sherry Jacobs, Independence, IA, their three sons, Mike (Sheri Evers) Jacobs, Delhi, IA, Jeff (Nicole) Jacobs, Tampa, FL, and Mark (Ann Crawford) Colona, IL, five grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Karen) Jacobs, Marion, IA, and a sister; Linda (Ron) Coleman, Higginsville, MO.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents Bud and Elsie Jacobs, and a brother Keith Jacobs.

A Visitation will be held from 2 PM until 5 PM on Sunday November 22, 2020 at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday November 23, 2020 at the Walker Cemetery in Walker, IA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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    Notes
    Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be a limit of 15 visitors at a time in the funeral home.
  • Service

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Walker Cemetery
    Address
    WALKER, IA
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    Notes
    Face Masks and social distancing will be required
    Officiant
    Rev. Paul Evans
  • Interment

    Location
    Walker Cemetery
    Address
    WALKER, IA
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Mark Phippen

Posted at 08:19pm
I have fond memories of sledding on Blamers Hill as it was called. The Jacobs Family lived at the top. Sharon always looked out for us when we were sledding. Harold was a Great Guy!
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Dixie Hansen

Posted at 05:54pm
I didn't know Harold but I know some of his family (Ann Crawford and Mark). Memories and tears are good for the soul. Prayers for all who loved him.
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Herman Meyer

Posted at 02:24pm
Sorry for your loss Sherry. Harold always seemed to like my stories! Pat & I miss you guys!
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Dean Brown

Posted at 06:02am
Prayers to the Jacobs family lost contact with Harold and Sherry over the years . Harold had a heart of gold loved working with him at Walnut Grove many good memories and many years ago.
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Paul Hardy

Posted at 09:34pm
Harold was my neighbor and friend and a father figure to me.he was the greatest man i ever met hes my hero in gods eyes.may he always be remembered as a angel of the lord.love you Harold Jacob's.
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