Tobias Jacob Jaeger, 89, died November 13, 2017, at the Iowa
Veterans Home in Marshalltown. He was born November 16, 1927 to
Frank and Esther Jaeger in Keota. He first attended a country school
near South English, then attended Webster school. After High School
he worked as an electricianís helper for Roy White. When he was 23
he was drafted into the Army and sent to Korea during the Korean war
from 1950-1952. He worked as a communication lineman in the Signal
Corps. After the Army, he went to Bradley University to study
Horology, then went into the jewelry business. He married Mary
Ellen Saxton in 1955, and had two children, Mike and Larry. Mary
Ellen died in 1966. He later married Agnes Peiffer in 1969 until
she passed in 2009. In 1960 he opened his jewelry store on the
Sigourney square, and stayed in business until 1985. He was a
member of the Lions Club in Sigourney, and was a member of the
Catholic Church in Sigourney. He then moved to Prescott Valley,
Arizona where he had a house built, and lived there for 15 years.
During his stay in Arizona he volunteered for the DAV at the
Veteranís Home in Prescott. Then he and Agnes entered into the
Veteran's home in Quincy, Illinois, before his last destination to
the Iowa Veteranís home in Marshalltown. He liked listening to old
music, western movies, and reading Western novels, mainly Zane
He was preceded in death by his parents, his
first wife Mary Ellen, his second wife Agnes, and 5 sisters.
He is survived by sons Mike Jaeger and Larry
Jaeger of Grimes; grandchildren Laura Jaeger of Essex and Allen
Jaeger of Osceola, and a sister Ruth Hoffman of Rockford, IL.
Funeral service will
be Friday November 17, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Holm Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 1 hour before the service 12:00 -1:00 P.M.