INDEPENDENCE – Everett L. "Jake" Jacobs, 87 years old, of rural Independence, died on Friday, March 1, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on May 19, 1925, in Buchanan County, the son of Wilbert Samuel and Anna Maye (Donovan) Jacobs. He graduated from high school in Rowley, as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy
. On Jan. 20, 1945, he and the former Verna Elizabeth Harris were married in Yuma, Ariz. They later divorced. On August 18, 1973, he and the former Delores Elaine Lenius were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Before retiring in 1991, Mr. Jacobs was a milk hauler for Wapsie Valley Creamery in Independence.
Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, Delores, four daughters, Pamela Hand of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Linda (Carl) Payne of Dewey, Ariz., Rita (Angus) Macdonald of Mayer, Ariz, and Bev (Jeff) Miller of Independence, and two step sons, Mike (Julie) Lenius of Independence, and Marc Lenius of Waterloo. He is also survived by five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Donald Jacobs, Lawrence Jacobs, and Ervin Jacobs; and two sisters, Evelyn Jacobs and Catherine Quass.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, with Pastor Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends called for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the funeral home where a Military Services began at 7 p.m.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.