W. Charles (Bud) Jacobs - 79
11/7/1935 - 10/24/2015
W. Charles (Bud) Jacobs passed away on Saturday, October 24th at the Alverno. He owned and operated Modern Plumbing for many years and was 79 years old. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Pall bearers will be Jason Slater, Ben Luckritz, Marcus Jacobs, Sam Sexton, Nathan Jacobs, Dustin Jacobs, Nicholas Jacobs, and Noah Jacobs. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials can be made with the Low Moor Lions Club. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
He was born at home in Peoria, Illinois on November 7, 1935 to Albert and Kathrine Jacobs. He attended Reservoir Grade School and Woodruff High School in Peoria graduating in the class of 1954. He started to work at the age of 14 being paid 75 cents an hour handling apples, spray material, baskets, and 100 pound bags of fertilizer. While working at this first job for Myron B. Shoff he repaired the first of many water pumps in 1950. In 1955, he went to work for $1.45 an hour at the R.G. LeTourneau manufacturing plant making earth moving equipment. He then worked for Tate Well Drilling Company for 2 years and then the Peoria Pump Company for many years. He married the love of his life, Rosemarie Pople on October 20, 1957 in Peoria and moved to Alta, Illinois which is between Peoria and Dunlap, Illinois where they started to raise their four boys. He joined the Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department and was Station Chief for two years, District Chief for three years, and for one year was the President of the Peoria County Fireman's Association.
They moved to Bettendorf, Iowa in 1967 when Bud took a job at Clark Water Equipment in Davenport. He became the Scoutmaster for Troop 82 at Grant Wood School. For 7 years he oversaw the annual Christmas greens sale which raised the money for the troops annual High Adventure trip each August. His vacations over those years were with 30 to 34 boys and 6 other dads as they traveled over a total of 9,000 miles on the troop's bus visiting Canada, the Rocky Mountains, Gettysburg, Fort Knox, Flattop Mountain, Niagara Falls and South Dakota. He bought Modern Plumbing and Pumps in 1977 and moved to Clinton, Iowa. He owned and operated Modern for 32 years and 8 months. In 1997, he joined the Low Moor Lions Club. He was very active with many years of perfect attendance and earned one Bud Klies, two Warren Coleman, and one Ralph Jones awards.
He is survived by his wife Rosie; sons Bill Jacobs of Clinton, Jim (Deana) Jacobs of Miles, Rick (Michelle Hendriksen) Jacobs of Maquoketa, and Pat (Angie) Jacobs of Clinton; grandchildren, Kathryn (Jason) Slater of Olin, Iowa, Jamie (Ben) Luckritz of Clinton, Marcus Jacobs of Cedar Rapids, Jordan (Sam Sexton) Jacobs of Donahue, Iowa, Kara Jacobs of Clinton, Nathan Jacobs of Des Moines, Dustin Jacobs of Clinton, Nicholas Jacobs of Camanche, and Noah Jacobs of Camanche; and 5 great-grandchildren, sisters Phyllis Mattlin of Twin Falls, Idaho and Barb (Hank) Maenner of Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Wednesday at the church.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover.View W. Charles (Bud) Jacobs's Guestbook