Jacob Bruce Fett, 43, of Hillsboro, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, at his home.
He was born March 1, 1979, in Keosauqua, Iowa, the son of Jimmy Ray and Janet (Haynes) Fett.
Jacob was a 1997 graduate of Harmony High School. He was employed as a Leadman at Dexter Laundry for 20 years where he enjoyed working and playing practical jokes on friends. He married Jacque Rae McDowell in February of 2002.
As a youth, he played baseball and collected ball cards. Classmates remember his shy nature, sharp mind, mad math and science skills, his love of hacky sack and ping pong tournaments in his basement. He was their homecoming king. As an adult, he collected blu-ray movies, vinyl records, and CDs. He enjoyed shooting pool, listening to music and having a good time with friends. He was an avid bargain shopper and loved a good deal.
He loved being outdoors, sometimes even falling asleep in front of a bonfire under the stars. He was a skywatcher and bought his children a telescope for Christmas so they could enjoy this activity together. He loved to ride his motorcycle and take his daughter on rides. He enjoyed spending time shooting guns with his son and throwing boomerangs. In his later years, he could often be found wrenching under the hood of a car.
Survivors include his mother: Janet Fett; brother: Jeremy Fett; sister: JennaLee (Jesse) Short, all of Bonaparte, Iowa; daughter: Jacey Fett; son: Jackson Fett, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and nieces: Jaegan and Jaylee Short of Bonaparte, Iowa. Also surviving are uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father: Jim; brother: Benji Fett; sister-in-law: Oralia Fett; grandparents: Carole Jean and John Haynes and cousins: Zachary and Jonathan Batten.
His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Chad Welch officiating. Casual dress please.
Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory and mailed to: JennaLee Short, P.O. Box 244, Bonaparte, Iowa, 52620.
Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.