OTTUMWA-Ernest Dale Jacobs, 84, of Ottumwa, died at 7:25 a.m. March 20, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born October 29, 1932 in Washington, IA to Robert and Vera Yeoman Jacobs. He married LeDoris Jane Polson and they later divorced. He was married to Margaret Jacobs and she preceded him in death in 1974.
A graduate of Agency High School, he lived in Arizona from 1969 to 2005.
Surviving are his children, Doris Rump of Ottumwa, Donna Rae Connely and Diana Lynn Farmer both of Brighton and Debra Sue Appleget of Ottumwa; a son, Ernest Dale Jacobs Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; 24 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Alfred Kippling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Donna Sue Connely and a grandson, Joseph Allen Connely.
Visitation with the family present will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glendale, AZ.
Memorials may be made to the family.