Ralph Jacober -- 1970
Funeral services for Ralph Jacober were
held Monday, Oct. 12, at the Hendricks Chapel in Burlington with the Rev.
Earl Martell, pastor of Immanuel's Lutheran Church, officiating at the
11 am rites. Mr. Jacober died Oct. 8, following a period of failing
Song selections were provided by Nelda
and Bob Hendricks with Merna Carlin as organist. Casket bearers were
Frank Walters, Dale Mangus, Lawrence Knodel, Chris Schlichenmayer, Doyle
Lambert and John Swick. Final resting place was Fairview Cemetery.
Ralph Jacober was one of a family
of five children born to John and Mary Jacober. He was born Oct.
24, 1894, at the family homestead north of Burlington and departed life
Oct. 8, 1970, at his home in Burlington at the age of 75 years, 11 months
and 16 days.
Ralph's life was devoted to farming and
ranching until entering the Army in 1917. He was wounded in the Battle
of Metz near Paris, France, and received an honorable discharge in February
1919. He returned home to take over the homestead of his brother,
John, who had died while serving with the Army during World War I.
On Feb. 11, 1925, Ralph was united in
marriage to Ethel Geobel and to this marriage one daughter, Helen, was
born. Ralph continued his work on the homestead until March 1966
when, due to health reasons, he retired and moved to Burlington.
He took great pride in his farm and home, ever planting or improving.
He was a baptized, confirmed and faithful
member of Immanuel's Lutheran Church, as well as a 50-year member of the
American Legion and as also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2
brothers, John and Chris, and 1 sister, Louise. He is survived by
his wife, Ethel, and daughter, Helen Young of Calhan, his son-in-law, Dale
Young, and 3 grandsons, Bruce, Gregg and Steve Young; 1 sister Anna Brunemeier,
and many other relatives and friends.