Jakie Walters, age 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was born the son of William and Bena (Sluiter) Walters on August 23, 1935, in Grundy County, Iowa. Jakie attended country school and in 1951, he joined the Iowa National Guard where he served until 1957. Jakie began working at John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1954.
On March 31, 1956, Jakie was united in marriage with Lillian Lou Ann Groote at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple lived in Stout, Iowa, and Jakie worked as a farmhand. They later lived in Dike, Iowa, before they moved to their home on an acreage near New Hartford, Iowa. Jakie retired from John Deere in 1994.
Jakie received the Lord as his personal Savior on December 4, 1949, after reading Acts 16:31, and was in fellowship with the Christians at Hitesville Gospel Hall in rural Aplington, Iowa. Jakie enjoyed fishing and camping. He also looked forward to spending time each year helping John Spain and Paul Schoeman with their farm work. Jakie’s greatest joy was time spent with friends and family.
Jakie died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Unity Point Health – Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, of natural causes. Jakie is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lillian, on September 14, 2012; his parents, William and Bena Walters; a twin brother that died at birth; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Walters.
Jakie is survived by one son, Brett (Barb) Walters of New Hartford; two daughters, Cheryl (Lou) Rausch of Traer, Iowa and Brenda (Bill) Huntley of Traer; nine grandchildren, Jeff (Sara), Jeremy (Ashley), Matt (Regan), Josh (Tina), Kristy, Brooke (Keellen), Brittany (Blake), Amber and Jamie; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee Walters of Parkersburg; and one sister, Betty (Mick) Smith of Clear Lake, Iowa.
Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Hitesville Gospel Hall in rural Aplington, with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, in Parkersburg.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com