In Memory of

Velma V. Jacob

July 24, 1933 - October 13, 2018
From: Fort Dodge, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Velma V. Jacob 85, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Lehigh.  Visitation will 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Velma is survived by her children, Eileen Miller of Dayton, Leanne (Russ Courter) Everhart of Lake City, Jon (Wendie) Jacob of Leonard, ND, Charlene (Jeff) Lippincott of Early, Dean Jacob of Panama City, FL, Allen (Patricia) Jacob of Churdan, and Joyce  Baxter of Peterson; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;  sister Lois Thielmann of Manson; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles; her parents, Paul B. and Grace F. (Crouse) Buffinton; sisters, Alveda Wendland, Darlene Oberhelman, and Pauline Kestner, and Violet Schoettmer; brothers, Lloyd and Glen Buffinton; two infant brothers; and sons-in-law, Bob Everhart, Frank Miller, and Don Phipps.

     Velma Viola Buffinton was born July 24, 1933 at Varina, Iowa.  She graduated from Pocahontas High School, with the Class of 1953.  On June 12, 1955 she was united in marriage to Charles W. Jacob at Fort Dodge, and seven children were born to this union.  In 1967, they moved to Rockwell City.   Charles passed away in 1982.  Velma worked several jobs in the area including as a traffic controller for Fort Dodge Asphalt until her retirement.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City.


Funeral services will be
10:30 a.m. - Thursday
October 18, 2018 
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa


Pastor Anita Bane
Joshua Jacob
Dale Everhart
Dustin Miller
J.R. Malloy
Dakota Phipps
Clayton Jacob

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Oct. 17, 2018
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home

Fran Lawson
West Lawn Cemetery
Lehigh, Iowa


Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:41 AM
“To the children and families of Aunt Velma please know you are in our hearts and minds today as you say good bye to your mother. We send our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to all of you. May God wrap his ever loving arms around all of you and comfort you!!
Love to all!
So sorry we could not be there in person
Jerry and Cynthia Buffinton”
- Jerry & Cynthia Buffinton and families

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:44 AM
“My sincere condolences for the whole family. Blessings, Kathryn Jacob ”
- Kathryn Jacob

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:21 PM
“My deepest sympathy to Velma's family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Tracey Gilleland

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:56 AM
“Sending my deepest sympathy to the Jacob family. May God give you strength and comfort during this sad and difficult time....... ”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM
“Jake - Sending our condolences. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:16 AM
“So sorry to hear of your moms passing. so remember the fun times we had being neighbors and riding horses.”
- Jackie Triplett Miller

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