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Robert Jager

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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Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I hope you find peace during this time of sorrow. I will be thinking of you.


Ali Hanika Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

He Drove Me to School - September 25, 2017
Posted: September 25, 2017 | Last Revised: September 26, 2017

In May of 1995 I was in an auto accident on Highway 11 south of Sioux Falls, SD. I suffered bruised ribs and a fractured fibula in my right ankle. I had to wear a walking boot for 12 weeks. i could not bend that foot so I could not drive a car to continue my schooling. I was attending the Associated Church at the time and asked the pastor for help. Bob was one of the few who stepped up and gave me several rides to and from Sioux Falls so i could continue working towards my degree. I'm not sure I ever really thanked him properly but i never forgot his kindness during that time.

My condolences to his family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Life Story Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Love and prayers sent to you and your family.Love Nancy

Nancy Vipond Miller Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Glenda, Angela and Melissa and family, Our family sends you our love and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort.
Love, Michelle Sheaffer and family

Michelle Sheaffer Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM

Glenda, so terribly sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and condolences.

Joe and Becky Weidert & Family Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM