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Services for 89-year-old Lena Jacob of Dunlap will be held 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 17th,
2007 at the Community of Christ Church in Dow City. Burial will be in the Dow City
Cemetery. Lena Jacob died Saturday, July 14th, 2007 at the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab
Center. Survivors include 1 brother, Martin and Bonnie Smith of Woodbine; 4
step-children, Marilyn Huntress of Green Valley, AZ, Sandra and Kevin Duncombe of Crystal,
MN, Ken Jacob of Ames, and Larry Jacob of Clearwater, FL. Visitation will be held at 2:00
pm, Monday, July 16th, with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Fouts Funeral
Home in Dunlap.
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Lena (Smith) Jacob
Visitation: Monday, July 16, 2007
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Family will receive friends
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
10th & Jeroleman
Dunlap, IA 51529
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:30 AM
Community of Christ
103 North School
Dow City, IA 51528
Lena Lorraine (Smith) Jacob was born July 2, 1918, in Crawford County, Iowa to Silas
Harrison and Ruth Naomi (Hazen) Smith. She grew up in both Crawford and Harrison Counties.
After 8th grade, Lena worked for various families. Lena married Alexander Carl
Christiansen on January 15, 1938. The couple moved to a farm near Dow City where they
worked and lived until AlexÂ's death on December 24, 1964. Lena moved to Dunlap and
lived with her brother, Perry Smith, and she helped families with cleaning. On August 31,
1968, Lena married Jasper Jacob. Jasper owned and operated the Woodbine Locker. Lena and
Jasper worked together at the locker. Jasper died on March 7, 1977.
Lena enjoyed being a Cub Scout leader for several years, helping in the R.L.D.S. church,
baking and canning for herself and others, knitting and making crafts, and traveling ~
especially to visit family in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Lena died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunlap, Iowa
attaining the age of 89 years and 12 days.
Lena was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Alex Christiansen and Jasper
Jacob; four infant siblings; four brothers, Sherman, Virgil, Herman and Perry Smith; and
three sisters, Leona Berger, Margaret Wolf, and Leta Foscalina. She is survived by her
brother, Martin Smith and his wife Bonnie of Woodbine, Iowa; four step-children, Marilyn
Huntress of Green Valley, Arizona, Sandra and her husband Kevin Duncombe of Crystal,
Minnesota, Ken Jacob of Ames, Iowa, Larry Jacob of Clearwater, Florida; several step
grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
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