Jesse Norman House
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Jesse House, 74, passed away January 23, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, January 25, at lles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, January 26, at Westover Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes, Iowa. Jesse was born in Summersville, Missouri on December 15, 1938 to Ozro and Beulah House and moved to Grimes, Iowa a few years later. Jesse lived the majority of his life and attended school in Grimes. He was married to Janet Fraizer on October 14, 1961. To this union one son, Mike, was born. Jesse and Jan enjoyed 51 wonderful years together. Jesse was a member of the Iowa National Guard from 1956 to May of 1964. In 1964 he started working for Tilehouse Floor and Wall Cover, Inc. and in 1980 Jesse and Jan purchased Tilehouse. Due to ill health Jesse retired in 1996. On November 27, 1997 Jesse received a liver transplant from a generous organ donor. This allowed him to spend the last 15 years enjoying life with family and friends, which included many wonderful fishing trips to Canada. Jesse is survived by his wife Jan, son Mike (Susan) House, grandchildren Tim (Michelle) House, Sherry (Brandon) Ewing, Grace Jordan and Elaine Jordan, great grandson Boston Ewing, two brothers Joe (Carol) House and Willard (Vicki) House
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grimes Volunteer Support Services, 404 SE 2nd Street in Grimes, Iowa 50111.
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2013