Jacob W. Eby Obituary

Jacob W.   Eby
Jake Eby
Jacob W. Eby

November 11, 1924 - October 6, 2021
Born in Shippensburg, PA
Resided in Dallas Center, Iowa
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Jacob Wenger Eby, 96, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, IA. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, at the Church of the Brethren in Dallas Center. The service will be livestreamed on the Iles website. Go to IlesCares.com at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and scroll to the bottom of Jake’s obituary to join in the service. Burial will follow at Brethren Cemetery near Dallas Center.

Jake was born November 11, 1924, in Shippensburg, PA, to Christian and Fannie (Wenger) Eby and the family moved to Dallas Center in 1931. He married Dorothy Keller on July 23, 1950, at the bride’s home in rural Dallas Center. They started the first six years of their life together north of town and moved four miles west to the present family farm in 1957.

Jake was a farmer his entire life, retiring in 1990. He was a deacon and member of the Dallas Center Church of the Brethren and a board member of the Dallas Center COOP. He enjoyed participating in softball and bowling. Some of his greatest joys were hunting, fishing, and traveling in their motorhome to Alaska. They enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

Jake is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy, his children, Fred (Mary ) Eby of Adel, IA, Brad (Debra) Eby of Apache Junction, AZ, Linda (Rob) Porter of Des Moines, IA, Jeff (Cynthia) Eby of Adel IA, Kent Eby of Dallas Center, and Kathy (Jeff) Firestone of Indianola, IA; eight grandchildren, Mark Eby of Adel, IA, Sarah (Samuel) Chestnutt of Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, Deborah (Matt) Stanghelle of Stavanger, Norway, Matt Eby of Waukee, IA, John (Trista) Porter of Greenville, NC, Jen (Larry) Kubitz of Waterloo, IA, Cierra (Nate) Atkinson of Madison, WI, and Jacob Eby of La Grande, OR; 11 great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Harold (Mildred) Eby of Harrisonburg, VA and Mary Meyers of Adel, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Ruth Meyers, Anna Keller, John Eby, Dorothy Hawbaker, Ada Meyers and Henry Eby, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5 -7p.m. Monday, October 11, at Iles Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Contributions may be made to Church of the Brethren, Spurgeon Manor, or Suncrest Hospice. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

The family would like to thank the staff of Spurgeon Manor and Suncrest Hospice for their loving care.






Brandt Dallas Center Funeral Home
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Monday, October 11, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Church of the Brethren
1207 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:00 PM
Brethren Cemetery
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Church of the Brethren
1207 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Spurgeon Manor
1204 Linden Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Suncrest Hospice
5959 Village View Drive #100
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266