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Jacob Jeffson Jr

May 26, 1942 — December 1, 2016

Jacob A. Jeffson Jr., 74 of Waterloo, passed away on December 1, 2016 at Columbus Nursing and Rehab.

Jacob was born on May 26, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Jacob A. and Lucille (Whiting) Jeffson Sr. Jacob worked as a Pressman for Perry Printing in Waterloo for 20 plus years. Jacob married Marion Balmer on February 20, 1965 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Madison. He was a long-time and active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Waterloo. Jacob was a founder of the Waterloo Alcoholics Anonymous group that met in the basement of St. Paul's. His influence was seen even in his later years as the people of AA came to visit him in the nursing home in Columbus, where he lived since 2005. He loved the flavors of many different foods and enjoyed a variety of hot sauces. Jacob enjoyed fishing with his sons and even though he was diagnosed with MS early in life, he never complained, always kept a positive attitude, and put other before himself.

Jacob is survived by: Sons Mark of Minneapolis, MN, Joel (Christine) of Monument, CO, and Kurt of Waterloo, WI; 3 Brothers Terry (June), Thomas, and Alvin (Debra); 3 Sisters Julie, Dale, and Gale; Grandchildren Mallory and Nathan; Sister-in-Laws Beatrice, Darlene, and Carol (Darrell). He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, wife Marion, Sister Linda.

Memorials in Jacob's honor to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Waterloo would be appreciated.

A funeral service will be at 11:00AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Waterloo with Rev. Robb Kosky presiding. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at Washington Cemetery in the Town of Portland following the service.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit
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Visitation Details

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am, St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Waterloo

Service Details

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 11:00am, St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Waterloo

Interment Details

Washington Cemetery

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