James E. "Jim" Jacoby

Oct 23, 2021
Jacoby, James


1:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Queen of Peace Parish (320 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa)

Services will be Live-streamed here Queen of Peace Live Stream


4:00 - 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service, with a vigil service at 6:00 pm     


Garden of Memories Cemetery     


May be directed to the family     


James E. “Jim” Jacoby, 84, of Evansdale, died on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at home of natural causes.  

Jim was born on March 23, 1937 in Elma, the son of Merle and Leona (Hoverman) Jacoby.

He married Shirley Driscol on August 19, 1967 in Cedar Falls. 

Jim worked in the shipping department at Waterloo Industries for 18 years. He then worked as a custodian for Waterloo Community Schools. 

He was a member of Queen of Peace Parish. He also belonged to the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Coin Clubs. Jim enjoyed flower gardening, socializing with friends and neighbors, and going to tractor shows with his cousin and son, Jerome. He also liked to travel, especially driving around to look at the autumn leaves. 

Survived by his wife, Shirley Jacoby of Evansdale; three sons, John of Tama, Joseph (Barb) of Waterloo and Jerome (Alison) Jacoby of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, and Nathan Jacoby; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sandra (Bob) Quinn of Albert Lea, MN and Mary Cartney of Rochester, MN. 

Preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Francis, Richard, Wayne, and Daniel; twin brother at birth, John; and sister, Kathy Hackman. 

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  1. Fran Palmersheim | Oct 24, 2021
    With deepest sympathy and prayers yo th family.

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