J. Robert “Bob” Jacoby, age 75 of Marengo, passed away, Friday, January 4, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 11, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, Iowa with Rev. Anni Thorn officiating. Burial will be in the Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bob is survived by his fiancée Sheri Voy of Marengo; his children, Wendy (Mark) Miller of Marengo, Heather McClanahan of Conroy, Heidi Jacoby of Grapevine, TX, Shane (Michael) Niece-Jacoby of Cedar Rapids, Colby (Nancy) Jacoby of Williamsburg, Quenton Jacoby of Marengo, Ian Jacoby of Cedar Rapids, and Hillari Jacoby of Williamsburg; fifteen grandchildren, Tyreesh, J.R. (Kat), Bridgette (C.J.), Brenna “Boo”, Ethan, Olivia “Bug”, Madelyn, Kayte “Mae”, Brent, T.J., Ava, Hunter, Gage, McKennah, and Skye; and a sister Rae Jean Boyer of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lois Menzel and her husband Wayne, a granddaughter Nicole Jacoby, a nephew Scott Menzel, great-niece Lucy Hartman, and a brother-in-law Ron Boyer.
James Robert Jacoby was born May 5, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Ray Grant Jacoby and Elizabeth Gates Jacoby. He attended Honeycreek Township School #3 and graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 1963. Bob was employed with George Frimml for 11 years, then the Marengo Elevator for 15 years and worked with the Iowa County Road Department for 28 years. He farmed for many years alongside his father and later on his own. Bob enjoyed attending the farming and livestock shows, especially the Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant and the North East Missouri Old Threshers in Shelbina, MO. He liked camping, traveling, and riding the 4-wheeler with Sheri and his morning coffee rendezvous with friends.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo.