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Jacob John Weuve, 39, rural State Center

Jacob John Weuve, of rural State Center passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 8th.

Services will take place on Friday, August 18th at 1:30 P.M. at Country Cathedral, 1956 Durham Avenue in State Center. Friends and family are also invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, August 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., also at the Country Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jacob’s name may be directed to the family for a later designation. For additional questions or online condolences, please visit Ph. 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Jacob and his family.

Jacob was born on October 18th, 1983, in Marshalltown, Iowa to the proud parents of Todd and Jamie (Davis) Weuve. Jacob grew up on a farm north of State Center. His childhood was filled with working on the farm, horseback riding, skiing, riding three wheelers, and earning the title of being accident prone. After graduating West Marshall High School in 2002 he attended Marshalltown Community College studying Construction Tech. Jacob was a proud employee of the City of State Center and working alongside his brother building carwashes.

On June 5, 2004, he married his high school sweetheart, Natalie Massey. They made their home outside of State Center where they raised their two children, Ryleigh and Jackson.

Of the many roles Jacob played, his favorites were husband, father, and grandpa. He believed the most important thing he could do for his kids was love their mom; his love, loyalty, and commitment to her set the standard for how they should love and be loved. His calloused hands were a constant reminder that there is pride in hard work and a job done right. He took pride in everything he cared for and that was evident in the cemeteries he maintained, his own well-kept yard, and driving a clean truck, you would never know they lived on gravel.

Jacob “Goob” enjoyed hunting, whether it was for mushrooms in the spring or deer in the winter. He was always busy with a new project around his home, and never let anything go to waste.

It is difficult to describe Jacob’s heart in words, but those who knew him described him as genuine, protective, kind, selfless, giving, and meticulous. He leaves behind lessons on the importance of living life to the fullest, integrity, hard work, and living a life you can be proud of.  Jacob’s life was cut short, but life is long if you know how to live it, and his was unquestionably a life well lived. He was an amazing friend to many, and always went out of his way to make sure others were taken care of. He had the ability to brighten your day with a smile and wave. To know him was to love him. His legacy will be carried through the character, and compassion he passes on to his family.

And while he loved his children endlessly, they all agree he probably loved his grandsons more. Jacob was looking forward to this next chapter of life, and all the memories he could make with them. Family was important to him, and Sunday Supper with the kids reaffirmed their bond, the importance of time together and reflected the life they created.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 19 years Natalie, children Ryleigh (Austin) and their son, Harrison of Rhodes; Jackson (Sydney) and their son Stetson of Green Mountain; Parents, Todd and Jamie of State Center; Brother, Travis (Candace) Weuve and their children Wyatt, Wade, & Walker all of State Center; Sister-in-law, Nicole (Kraig) Miller and their children Myles, Addison, Emma, Alivia, & Cole of Marshalltown; Sister-in-law, Ashley (Joe) Eilbeck and their children Easton & Ellie of State Center; Mother-in-law, Chris Massey of State Center; Grandparents, Bill & Monna Weuve of State Center; Grandmother-in-law, Mary Snyder of Marshalltown, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In death, he rejoined his father-in-law, Bernie Massey; maternal grandparents, John & Lorraine Davis.

  • Lovingly written by the family

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