Alfred L. Jacobs
KIOWA-Alfred Lloyd ďJakeĒ Jacobs was born March 27, 1925 in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma to Arthur E. and Anna L. Rader Jacobs. He passed away April 17, 2014 at the age of 89 years and 20 days.
Funeral service will be Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Kiowa Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com
Jake attended Glendale rural school through the 8th grade and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the 3159th Signal Service Battalion in the Philippines and Japan. Upon returning from the service he worked with his father at Jacobs Implement Company.
On November 24, 1950 he and Norma Jean James were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Alva, Oklahoma. They were the first couple married in this church. Unto this marriage three children were born, Lois, Jim and Gary.
He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He and brother in-law, Alvin Herren also owned and operated J&R Electric company from 1958 to 1966.
He was a member of Cosmos Masonic Lodge #278, the VFW, American Legion and Congregational United Church of Christ. His hobbies included radio controlled airplanes and Amateur Radio.
For many years he enjoyed being the head set builder for Border Line Theatre. In 2010 he participated in the Honor Flight visiting the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. He always seemed to have some kind of project he was working on when he wasnít helping someone else. He was an avid sports fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Kathryn Buckley; one brother, Harold and daughter, Lois Jean Hamm.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; sons Jim and wife, Jill of Capron, Oklahoma, Gary and wife, Connie of Kiowa; seven grandchildren; Faun and husband John Goodwin, Jacob Hamm and Alexia Deal, Dabria and husband Bryson VanGieson, Corey Hamm, Kyle Jacobs and wife Lacie, Christopher and Caitlin Jacobs; great grandchildren Madison and Olivia Hamm, Gunnar Goodwin, and Abel VanGieson; one sister, Stella Brotherton and one brother, Eldon Jacobs, many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the United Congregational Church of Christ or Kiowa District Hospital and given to the funeral home.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with the family present to receive friends from 10:00 am to noon.
Leon F. Dreiling
Leon Francis Dreiling, 60, passed away at his home on April 16, 2014. Leon was born September 18, 1953 in Hays, KS to Marvin "Lefty" and Lorraine (Giebler) Dreiling. He attended Vo-Tech school in Goodland, KS. Upon completion, he was employed with Fanning Engineering in Enid, OK.
Leon and Pauline (Ruiz) were married at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Kiowa, KS on August 11, 1979. During the next few years, they lived in various towns in Oklahoma and Texas before moving back to Kansas in 1985. He then began his career as a Draftsman/CAD Operator for KanOkla Telephone in 1986, settling in Caldwell in 1989.
Leon loved and lived life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. A devoted family man, Leon, also enjoyed doing as much as he could for the community. He did various volunteer work such as announcing for softball games and tournaments and figure eight races; helped with the annual 4th of July fireworks, Chisholm Trail events, Sumner County Fair, and KanOkla firemanís competition; was a sponsor for the high school marching band, a bingo caller, timer for track meets, softball coach, ran the chain gang for high school football games, founding member of the menís quarterback club, and donor for the American Red Cross.
He provided music and photography for many local events and had many photos featured in The Caldwell Messenger and Lionís Club Calendar. He was also an avid KU basketball and Denver Broncos football fan.
Leon is preceded in death by his mother, father and grandparents.
His survivors are his wife; daughter Julia Dreiling of Denver, CO; son Jason Dreiling and his wife Ashley; grandson Avery Dreiling all of Wichita, KS; sister Mary Beck (Gary) of Clay Center, KS; four brothers, Larry (Diane) of Medicine Lodge, KS; Randy (Mary), Stan (MaryJane), and Steve, all of Hays, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 with Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, both at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Caldwell, KS.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa, KS.
Memorials may be given in memory of Leon, to the St Martinís Catholic Church Building Fund or to the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.
To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffer mortuary.info
Arrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, KS.