Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - JESSE L. FUGATE
Jesse L. FUGATE, son of James E. and Belle C. HALL FUGATE, was born in Ringgold county near Beaconsfield on Dec. 15, 1896,
and departed this life at the hospital at Riverton, Wyo. on Jan. 11, 1975, at the age of 78 yars, three weeks and six
Jasper, as he was commonly known, was of a family of 12 children, including five sons and seven daughters. As a
youth he lived in this county, except for four years in North Dakota. After his parents' death at the age of 15, Jasper
helped care for his younger brothers and sisters.
He left for the army on Sept 6, 1918, from Mount Ayr and served his country
until he was honorably discharged on June 27, 1919. After that he drove a truck until the spring of 1936 when he went to
Wyoming where he lived until his death.
In Wyoming, Jasper worked in the oil fields; also in the sugar beet fields, and
for the last few years before he retired he was a janitor. He had been retired for two years.
Jasper made friends
whereever he went, and was always ready to help those who needed help. He was a member of the American Legion and the
Elk Lodge at Riverton.
Those preceding him in death were his parents, his sisters Alma and Elsie, and his brothers,
Claude and Harry.
Surviving are his two brothers, Wm. "Bill" of Edgerton, Wis. and Ora of Kellerton, and his five
sisters, Nellie COOK of Mount Ayr, Edna FUGATE and Neva HOFF, both of Kellerton, Myrtle TAGGART of Des Moines, and Mary
MORRIS of Riverton, Wyo. Also several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Jan.16, 1975, from the Rhoades-Wilson Funeral Home in Mounty Ayr, with the Rev. Walter ZARR officiating. Jack
HUGHES and Mrs. Weldon MEADOWS provided the music. Casketbearers were Sam MERRILL, Clarnece GRIEMANN, Gerald LAIRD,
Raymond BROOKS, Dean JACKSON and Dean FUGATE. Interment was in Maple Row Cemetery at Kellerton.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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