barely Life and Education
Jacob Bruce Fett, who was 43 years old, lived in Hillsboro, Iowa. Sadly, he passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 1, 2022. He was born on March 1, 1979 in Keosauqua, Iowa, and his mother and father were Jimmy Ray and Janet (Haynes) Fett.
Academic path and career
Jacob graduated from Harmony High School in 1997 and has gone on to build a fulfilling career. For two decades he worked as a leader at Dexter Laundry, where he not only found joy in his work but also in sharing lighthearted jokes with his friends. In February 2002 he married Jacque Rae McDowell, embarking on a journey of love together.
Good memories from youth
During his youth, Jacob had a passion for baseball and collecting baseball cards. Classmates remember him for his shy nature, sharp intellect, exceptional math and science skills, and enthusiasm for hacky sack and ping pong tournaments in his basement. He also had the honor of being crowned homecoming king during his school days.
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Hobbies and interests
As an adult, Jacob had a wide range of hobbies and interests. Jac was an avid collector of Blu-ray films, vinyl records and CDs. He enjoyed playing pool, listening to music and spending quality time with his friends. He was known for his ability to find deals and score big deals.
A love of the outdoors
Jacob had a deep connection to the outdoors. He often found comfort in falling asleep next to a bonfire under the starry sky. He was fascinated by the night sky and shared this passion with his children by giving them a telescope for Christmas. Riding his motorbike and taking his daughter for a ride brought him immense joy.
He cherished the moments spent shooting with his son and mastering the art of throwing boomerangs. In his later years, he was often found tinkering under the hood of his car, demonstrating his mechanical prowess.
Family and siblings
Jacob’s family and loved ones who continue to remember and love him include:
- His mother, Janet Fett, who lives in Bonaparte, Iowa.
- His brother, Jeremy Fett, also resides in Bonaparte, Iowa.
- His sister, Jenna Lee (Jesse) Short, lives in Bonaparte, Iowa, along with her children, nieces Jaegan and Jaylee Short.
- His beloved children, daughter Jacey Fett and son Jackson Fett, both live in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
- Jacob’s extended family, including uncles, aunts and cousins.
- He also had many friends who held a special place in his heart.
A farewell to remember
Jacob’s father Jim, brother Benji Fett, sister-in-law Oralia Fett, grandparents Carole Jean and John Haynes, and cousins Zachary and Jonathan Batten preceded him in death.
Services and memorials
Schmitz Funeral Home has entrusted Jacob’s body to their crematorium for cremation. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. A heartfelt memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m., officiated by Pastor Chad Welch . Please dress casually in memory of Jacob.
Honor Jacob’s memory
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jacob’s memory may be mailed to Jenna Lee Short at PO Box 244, Bonaparte, Iowa, 52620.
A lasting tribute
In his own words, Jacob once said, “Get yourself on the other side of the coin.” As we say goodbye to this beloved soul, we hold on to the memories and impact she had on all of our lives.
Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements and you can offer online condolences to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.
Many people will forever remember Jacob Bruce Fett as a beloved person who touched their hearts with his kindness, humor and zest for life.
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