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Jack Ping

IRETON, IOWA ~ Jack D. Ping, 92, of Ireton, Iowa died on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital in Hawarden, Iowa.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa with Rev. Dave Daumer officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Bertram American Legion Post 276 of Ireton. Visitation with the family will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Ireton is assisting the family.

Jack D. Ping was born July 1, 1923 near Peterson, Iowa, the son of Harry and Fern (Locke) Ping. He graduated from the Linn Grove High School in 1941. Jack served with the 9th Air Force, 318 Station from February 11, 1943 to November 7, 1945. He was in the European Theater and received 2 Bronze Stars.

Jack married Helen Reid September 2, 1945 at the St. Paul Lutheran Parsonage. From January of 1945 to his retirement in 1985 Jack owned and operated Jack’s Feed Store in Ireton. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he worked with the youth, and served as a trustee, secretary, and treasurer. He served on the Ireton City Council for 13 years. He was a director for NITC for 4 years, with the Iowa Grain and Feed Association for 3 years and for IGF Insurance Company in Des Moines for 10 years. Jack was also a member of the Ireton Bertram American Legion Post 276.

Jack and Helen travelled all around the world and he enjoyed camping, fishing, and golfing. Helen died on March 4, 2000.

Survivors include his son, Gary and wife Denice and daughter Sandy Iles all of Ireton; brother, Richard and wife Doris of Blunt, South Dakota; sister, Dorothy Roberts of Rapid City, South Dakota; grandchildren, Tracy Ping and wife Cassandra, Chad Ping and wife Gloria, Jeb Ping, Jessica Ping-Small and husband Jason, Shannon McCormick, and Cody Shipp; great-grandchildren, Hillary Ping, McKenzie Garcia, Mallory McCormick, Erika Shipp, Josh Johnson, Kari Halstenson, Jager King, Jack T. Ping, Ryan Ping, and Norah Small; great-great-grandchildren, Allison, Hannah, and Brylee Johnson, and Serenity Shipp.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen, and brother, Robert and his wife Beulah.


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, June 29, 2016
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

Prayer Service

7:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, June 29, 2016
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa 51027

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. ,Thursday, June 30, 2016
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

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Our sincere condolences to all of Jack's family. What a great guy, and an asset to Ireton. God bless.

Rick and Carol Salberg Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

Families of Gary and Sandy, very sorry so hear this news about Jack's passing. He really was a truly special man, as he always made it a point to say, "Hello there young fella, how are you!?!" and actually would go out of his way to take the time to listen to what you had to say. Super nice and super compassionate he was at all times. Both Jack and his business "Jack's Feed Store" will be so truly missed. ...GOD BLESS.

Bruce Cornish Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy.

Todd & Linda Degen Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

Gary and Sandy, so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He was such a great man and I have so many wonderful memories of him, your Mom and you guys! Always loved playing golf with him and Dad. May God be with you both and your families during this time of sorrow.

Lanae Juffet Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss.

Chris PIng Jun 29 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man, Thinking of all of you. God Bless. Kathy

Kathy Huitink Jun 29 2016 12:00 AM