Jack Meggers

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Jack Gerald Meggers 85, of 20 South York, died Sunday, November 22, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (November 28, 2009), at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street N.E. Mason City, with Reverend Paul C. Nelson officiating. A private family inurnment will be in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.
Visitation will be held on Friday (November 27, 2009) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel 126 3rd Street N.E. Mason City. Cremation will take place following the visitation.
Memorials may be directed to the Jack G. Meggers Memorial that will be later given in his name to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800 Washington D.C. 20004.
Jack Gerald Meggers was born June 2, 1924 in Rowley, Iowa the son of Clarence and Kathryn (Murphy) Meggers. He graduated from Independence High School in the class of 1941 and continued his education for one year at junior college. Jack was united in marriage to Bobbie Bukacek on November 24, 1945. To this union seven children were born.
Jack was a Game Warden for 32years, serving Cerro Gordo County from 1961 until his retirement in 1985. He was a lobbyist for the Game Wardens for the State of Iowa. Jack was Chief of Police at the North Iowa Fair Grounds for 17 years for the races and fair. For several years he had is own talk radio show "Outdoors with Jack Meggers" on KGLO. Jack was an avid reader his favorite author being Louie L'Amour. He also enjoyed watching Westerns; one of his favorites is "Bonanza". Jack also enjoyed hunting, fishing and telling stories about his life. Jack was a devoted Father, Husband, and Grandfather and Great-Grandfather; and will be greatly missed.
Jack is survived by his children, Jackie Nelson and her husband Dale Waynick, Greensboro, NC, Larry Meggers, Lansing, IA, Rob Meggers, Yankton, SD, Becky (Mark) Kramer, Mason City, Shelley (Dave) Lambert, Minneapolis, MN, Tom (Tammy) Meggers, Burt, Jim (Mary) Meggers, Mason City; grandchildren Scott and Brad Nelson, Jack Meggers, II, Theresa (Matt) Egger, Autumn (Joe) Rosenbaum, Jacob (Marion) Meggers, T.J. (Cami) Armbrust, Cassie and Tanya Kramer, Amanda and Joe Sturges, Christine Meggers, great-grandchildren Chelsea, Reis, Eli, Alek, Lena, Fletcher, Macy, Justice, Davidson and Dylan, siblings Elva Prenosil, Verle Meggers, Pat (Bud) Axline, all of Independence; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives and friends. Preceding Jack in death are his parents, his wife Roberta, "Bobbie", a brother, Don Meggers and a sister, Jean Meggers. Visit our guestbook at www.bulletinjournal.com and www.colonialchapels.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Nov. 24, 2009