Richard Perry Jacob

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  • Name: Richard Perry Jacob
  • Location of Birth: Arcola, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1925
  • Date of Death: September 28, 2007 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Alfred and Julia Jacob
  • High School and Class: Arcola, Illinois
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
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  • Military Highlights:
    Richard joined the United States Army Air Force and served as a gunner during World War II on a B17 airplane with search and rescue.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    On June 4, 1950, Richard married Helen Burch.  In 1951, they moved to Jacobson, Minnesota and resided there ever since.

    Richard farmed in Illinois for three years before moving to Minnesota.  He worked as a carpenter and in construction for many years for Concraft Builders in Hibbing, Minesota.  After his retirement, he was a woodcarver and made diamond willow canes and walking sticks.  Richard had been an amateur radio operator since 1951.  He was a member of the Jacobson Community Church and also a member and the treasurer of the Woodcarving Club of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Richard loved gardening, especially growing pumpkins.

    Richard was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Andrew; and a sister, Alberta Jacob.

    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen; sons, Albert and Lonnie; his brothers, Oscar (Susan) and Joseph (Joan); his sisters, Rosemary (Baird) Boyer, Dorothy (Dick) Boyer, Florence (Ben) Banning, and Alice Jacob.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  (Plot

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