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David Jaeger
September 26, 1947 - September 15, 2016

David Jaeger, 68, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday September 15, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  Memorial services will begin at 2 PM on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oelwein.  Inurnment will be at a later date. 

David Leroy Jaeger was born on September 26, 1947 in Anamosa, IA to parents Elmer and Lodema (Wells) Jaeger.  He graduated from Monticello High School in 1966.  He had been employed as a welder with Caterpillar.  On April 6, 1996 he was united in marriage with Marilyn Douglass in Oelwein. David enjoyed gardening and sharing his products with his friends.  He loved sharing his garden with friends by letting them do their own gardening.  He also enjoyed shopping at the Amish stores, picking apples and peaches.  He was nicknamed the “Candy Man”, always having candy in his pocket for anyone he met. He loved to make people smile.  David enjoyed life and will be dearly missed.

Left to celebrate David’s life is his wife Marilyn; his children: Troy Jaeger of Oelwein and Travis (Monica) Jaeger of Oregon; his siblings: John (Sue) Jaeger of Monticello, Daniel Jaeger of Oelwein, Janice (Gary) DeVries of Marion and Charolette (Richard) Lutz of Oelwein; his grandchildren: Samantha, Emily, Trevor, Tyler and Taylor Jaeger; his great-granddaughter Alisha Jaeger; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Elmeree Sproston, Sylvia Jaeger and Phyllis Jaeger.


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Charolette Lutz on September 18, 2016 at 10:55 AM said:

Davids most important thing in his life was serving his God Jehovah and talking with people he met about how Jehovah God was going to make this world a paridise. His favorite scripture in the Bible was Rev. 21,3,4 Where it promises that there will not be no more sickness and death and Jehovah will make the earth a paridise one again. David looked forward to this time ,as I do when we can welcome him back .
Taylor Jaeger on September 17, 2016 at 8:24 PM said:

RIP Grandpa David I love u so much was so sad too see u go ull always be in my heart love u wish u could of been the candey man too my kids one day.
Janice DeVries on September 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM said:

I will miss you sooooo much you were always so loving to everyone ; I always told you ;; You have a direct line to God because ISU Hospital said you were dieing many times and you didn;t It was Gods will to let us have you as long as we did ; and we all loved you with all our hearts ; It was very hard to watch you suffer all your life ; then dialisis was so hard on you ; I have cryed many tears for you and I will miss you so very much all my love ;;Jenny as you called me;

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