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Jesse Schacht

Sheldon, Iowa – Jesse C. Schacht, 40, of Sheldon, formerly of Doon, Iowa, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley, Iowa with Pastor Brian Quall officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Jesse Clinton Schacht was born October 30, 1977 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the son of Rick and Linda (Bliek) Schacht. He lived with his parents in Doon, Iowa until he was 7 years of age. He then attended the Iowa Braille School in Vinton, Iowa. Following his graduation, he attended the River Valley School (a part of Hope Haven) in Rock Valley, Iowa. Jesse lived at the CCSI Waiver home in Sibley, Iowa for 15 years. He lived for 2 years at the Country View Manor in Sibley before moving to the Village Northwest Limited in Sheldon, Iowa in September of 2017.

Jesse loved music, riding in cars, and enjoyed taking baths.

He is survived by his parents, Rick and Linda Schacht of Doon, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mandy and husband Rob Telford and their children Seth and Kole of Rock Rapids, Iowa and Deanna and husband Jamie Fluit and their children Ryleigh and Serenity of Doon, Iowa; and several aunts and uncles.

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adrian and Jennie Bliek and Vernon and LuVane Schacht.

Visitation with the family

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ,Saturday, March 24, 2018
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

Memorial Service

2:00 PM ,Saturday, March 24, 2018
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

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I remember Jesse. Back in 91 I met him at the Braille School in Vinton and I remember he wore shoulder pads back then and he wore them back in 92. I remember Jesse quit wearing them back in 93 and he wore a Jean Coat. Back in 91-92 school year Jesse was screaming and then he quit screaming. Jesse said "He" because that's how he said "hi". I remember I head Jesse say "Ahhh most of the 93-94 shcool year and the fallowing school year and the school year after and the last time I saw Jesse at the Braille School was back in 97-98 School Year. In March 2018 God wanted Jesse 2 go 2 Heaven. Jesse has no pain, no sorrow and he's all better and new. I also remember Jesse wore leg braces 2. See U someday in Heaven.

Melissa Ritter. Nov 21 2021 2:17 AM

We'll see Jesse again when we go 2 Heaven.

Melissa Ritter Nov 21 2021 2:08 AM

Rick, Linda and Family
You have our deepest sympathy, Jesse was a wonderful person. I have many great memories of Jesse, getting to learn his likes and dislikes is what made him so special in his own way. He has a spot in my heart forever. Katha Kruger

Katha Kruger Mar 24 2018 12:00 AM

Rick and Linda and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely Jim and Nina

Jim and Nina Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you in prayer.

Gale Viereck Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

River Valley Volunteer
Posted: March 22, 2018 | Last Revised: March 22, 2018

First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

I am not positive, but I am quite sure that I was privileged to be able to work with Jesse when I was attending Dordt College (1980-84)and taking a special education class. I volunteered to go to River Valley in order to get some experience. I was asked to work with a young boy whose name was Jesse and he was blind. I remember that I needed to assist Jesse with learning how to crawl. I know that he would get frustrated many times but I also remember that he could give some of the best hugs that I've ever received. I am wondering, since you lived in Doon, did you send Jesse to River Valley for some therapy prior to him turning seven? If so, then I am sure that he is the same Jesse that I worked with. Thank you for sharing your son with me. I was a teacher for many years and now I am working part-time at VNU in Sheldon as an instructor in CSI and the autism program.

Life Story Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

You Have our condolences

Daryl Hollenbeck Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

We at Hope Haven, Inc. and OES would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family. We were glad to serve such a nice and personable man. We are glad we had the opportunity to know him and call him friend.

Ed Boll Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM