Kenneth C. Jager, 87, a resident of Davenport, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 30, 2010.
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Ken will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 Fillmore Street. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.
Kenneth Clyde Jager was born on Oct. 29, 1923 in Davenport, a son of Walter Clyde and Hazel T. (Sweeney) Jager. He was a 1941 graduate of St. Ambrose Academy. Ken proudly served our country in the Army, with the 25th Infantry Tropic Lightning Division in the Philippines and Japan. He was united in marriage to Lois M. Meumann on February 23, 1946. They have shared over 64 years of marriage together.
Ken retired in 1985 after 43 years at Farmall International Harvester, Rock Island. When he retired he was a supervisor in the data processing department. He also served 31 years as a director of Farmall and IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, serving as chairman of the board from1974- 1975
Ken was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, 532, and Msgr. Leo J. Feeney Assembly 4th Degree. He enjoyed traveling and reached his goal of visiting all 50 states. He loved having his family gathered around him and took an active interest in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edwin A. Motto Renal Dialysis Center or Genesis Hospice VNA.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lois, children, Susan Jager, Ivins, UT; Kathleen (Dan) Veith, Davenport, and Thomas (Linda) Jager, Bettendorf; son-in-law, Kurt Matherly, Milan; grandchildren, Michelle, Amanda, Mathew, and David Jager, Joseph and Molly Veith; step-grandchildren, Jake and Austin Veith; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Julia Richardson.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Julie Matherly, his parents, brothers, Lyle and Donald Jager, and a sister, Olive Schloemer.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Ken’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com