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Robert Jager

September 8, 1947 — September 24, 2017


HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Robert Steven Jager, 70, of rural Hawarden, went to his Heavenly home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Associated Church in Hawarden with Rev. Erma Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Bob was born September 8, 1947, in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Harry and Willa (Richardson) Jager. He was raised in Hawarden and baptized in the Lutheran church. He attended and graduated from Hawarden High School in 1965. Bob was the youngest of 11 siblings.

On August 15, 1970, he married Glenda Hodgson in Hawarden. They made their home on a farm outside of Hawarden, where they raised two daughters, Angela and Melissa and became members of the Associated Church.

Bob took great pride in his farm and caring for his livestock. This also allowed him the flexibility to attend his daughter’s school and sporting events. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed the simple life that farming provided. Bob was also active in the church and was always willing to do anything for anyone.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda of more than 47 years; a daughter, Angela of Woodbury, Minnesota; a daughter, Melissa (Nathan) Falde of Baldwin, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Caitlyn, Colton, Hannah and Camden; four siblings, Mary Marienau of Hawarden, Jim (Verna) Jager of Hazel Green, Alabama, Ruth (Harlan) Benda of Hawarden, and Ron (Margie) Jager of Rock Valley, Iowa; and many nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Willa Jager; brothers, Ralph Jager, Harry ‘Bud’ Jager, and Gordon Jager; sisters, Betty Vipond, Geneva ‘Sis’ Tucker and Lois Pleuger.


Visitation with the family

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ,Thursday, September 28, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

7:00 PM ,Thursday, September 28, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Friday, September 29, 2017
Associated Church
719 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023
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