LACONIA - Robert E. Jackes, 89, of 2870 Parade Road, died at his home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.Mr. Jackes was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Holstein, Iowa, the son of the late Gertrude (Foster) and William Jackes Sr.Mr. Jackes served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years and resided in Tilton for 10 years before moving to Laconia 43 years ago. He worked as a herdsman, as a farm manager for the Laconia State School and Training Center and also worked as a contractor and carpenter, totaling a working career of 58 years.Mr. Jackes enjoyed fishing, hunting, cross-stitching and rug hooking. He was a member of the Married Farmers of Belknap County and the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post No. 1 in Laconia and the Groveton Snowmobile Club.Mr. Jackes was a devoted husband, father, friend and child of God. He is survived by four daughters, Janice (Jackes) Blackey, Roberta (Jackes) Brooks, Paula Lee Jackes and Judith (Jackes) Wetherbee; seven grandchildren, Brian Jackes, Dennis Jackes, Katie Jackes, Tina Ryan, Renee Hegele, Randy Brooks and Dawn Brooks; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William Jackes Jr.; two sisters, Annie (Jackes) Lorenzen and Mildred Jackes; and four nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackes was predeceased by his wife, Kitty (Kula) Jackes; a daughter, Sue Ellen Jackes; and a son, Stephen Allen Jackes.
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SERVICES: There will be no calling hours.A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Park Cemetery, Tilton.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the N.H. Veterans Cemetery Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 626,Concord, 03302-0626.Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street Laconia, NH 03246
Published in Union Leader on July 18, 2014