Jacob Stewart Obituary

Jacob  Stewart
Jacob Stewart

September 29, 1990 - January 7, 2019
Resided in Altoona, Iowa
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Jacob Michael Stewart, 28, of Altoona died in an auto accident January 7, 2019.

A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Iles-Grandview Park Funeral Home in Des Moines.

Jake was one of the most beautiful, caring, kind and compassionate people on this earth. He lived his life without judgement of anyone and expected the same from the world. Jake was a 2009 graduate of SEP High School where he was an outstanding friend, student, athlete and young man with the brightest of futures. Unfortunately, Jake was diagnosed with schizophrenia soon after high school and struggled with this disease for the rest of his life. The illness stole Jake’s life from him before he was out of his teens. His smile, laugh, happiness and future soon left his soul. As a family we struggled to find adequate help for Jake in his fight against this terrible disease. Because resources for those who suffer from mental illness are so very limited, Jake had little success in finding happiness. To those who helped us find services and support we will forever be thankful. We all prayed daily that God would bless Jake with the feeling of happiness once again. We are struggling with Jake leaving this world and cling to the belief our prayers were answered and Jake is with God today and again has a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face and is watching over this world in hope humanity will learn to accept rather than judge and to hug rather than fight! Jake’s parents, John Rowen and Kris Stewart-Rowen, along with his little brother Christopher Rowen will forever miss and cherish their son and brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to NAMI of Des Moines.






Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell
Des Moines, Iowa USA 50317
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell
Des Moines, Iowa USA 50317
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:00 PM


NAMI of Greater Des Moines
5911 Meredith Drive Suite E
Des Moines, IA 50322