Willard A. Jesse

Dec 29, 2020
Jesse Willard


11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City 


one hour before the service at the church.


A private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the West View Cemetery.


may be directed to the American Lutheran Church Building Fund, 801 Monroe St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.


Willard A. Jesse, 92, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Vinton Lutheran Home.  He was born February 27, 1929 in Black Hawk County the son of Edward and Amanda Benorden Jesse.  He married Lois Shaner on June 13, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; she preceded him in death on September 5, 2020.

Willard was a lifelong farmer.  He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City and La Porte City Lions Club. He enjoyed telling jokes, playing cards with friends, traveling, and being outdoors. 

Survived by: a son, Duane Jesse of La Porte City; a daughter, Connie (Randy) Schiefelbein of Sumner; two step granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kylee Schiefelbein; one sister, Margaret (Richard) Brust of Monmouth, OR; and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; six brothers, Raymond, Virden, Melvin, Russell, Edward and Leland Jesse; three sisters, Florence McDonald, Winona Fehl and Wilma Marshall; and a host of nieces and nephews.

La Porte City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131.  

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  1. Sherri Gahring | Jan 19, 2021

    Duane and Connie.Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our parents and your Mom and Dad shared many fun times together over the years. Hillarious stories of the things they did!!Know they will both be dearly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Merlyn Gahring family: Marg, Larry & Sherri




  2. Joyce Craft | Jan 02, 2021
    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We have many fond memories of both your Dad and Mom. Prayers for your comfort and peace.  Allen & Joyce Craft
  3. Steven Blocker | Dec 31, 2020
    Please accept our condolences from the Dorothy Blocker family. We will sadly miss him.

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