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James ‘Jim’ Jacobs

James “Jim” Jacobs, 84, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from natural causes in Charles City, Iowa. He was born Sept. 7, 1939 in Rockwell, Iowa to James Henry and Evelyn Ruth (Menter) Jacobs.

James ‘Jim’ Jacobs
James ‘Jim’ Jacobs

Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. and luncheon to follow at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City with Reverend Michael Downey from the Evangelical Free Church officiating. Committal service will be near Muscoda, Wisconsin at the Pulaski Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Free Church, 523 N. Main St. Charles City, 50616.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Susan Kathleen; his children: Bruce (Tricia) Jacobs of Rochester Hills, MI, Brian (Laura Seifert) Jacobs of Rochester, MN, Brad (Dawn) Jacobs of Charlottesville, VA, Brent (Shannon) Jacobs, Sterling, IL, Brooke (Scott) Shrum of Ankeny, IA, Betrenna Jacobs of Grimes, IA, Hayley (Phillip Fierova) Jacobs of Dexter, MN, Brenda (James) Ungs, Hampton, IA; twenty-one grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and sister Alice Zweck.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters: Sandra and Karen.

Jim married his loving partner, Susan Ruetten on Dec. 20, 1964 in Nashua, Iowa. Jim earned his Bible degree in 1965 from Western Bible Institute, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic control operator. His career spanned several decades as an Allstate Insurance broker in Waterloo, Iowa.

Jim was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Charles City. His life was centered on his faith in Christ and his beloved family. He loved flying airplanes, telling stories, fixing up rental units, fishing in Manitoba and writing volumes on the importance of the blood of Christ. He was a passionate, determined and faithful man.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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