Hamilton County


Sgt. Jack H. Desmond




Jack Humphrey Desmond was born Aug. 19, 1910 to Thomas F. and Anna I. Kelley Desmond. He died Nov. 1989 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Desmond served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 341st QuarterMaster Depot Company which operated for 18 months in England, Belgium, Germany, and France.


Jack H. Desmond, 79, Webster City, died suddenly Tuesday night, Nov. 14, at his home. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Rev. Justin Kane officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. A scripture service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Webster City where visitation is after 6 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Saturday.

Jack Humphrey Desmond, son of Dr. Thomas and Anna Kelley Desmond, was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Webster City, where he graduated from Webster City High School and Webster City Junior College, and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He was employed as a clerk in Des Moines before entering the U.S. Army on Sept. 29, 1942. He served in the European Theatre. Following his discharge from the Army on Dec. 20, 1945, he returned to Webster City where he was employed at the First State Bank for two years. He then received his career appointment with the U.S. Post Office on Nov. 1, 1948.He was employed there for 30 years.

He is survived by two brothers, Thomas K. Desmond, Alexandria, Va., and Richard B. Desmond, Webster City; a sister, Helen King, Webster City; one niece and several nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katharine Quintus.

Mr. Desmond was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and was a former member of the Webster City Elks Lodge. He had currently been a member of the Fort Dodge Elks Lodge, and was a member of American Legion Post 191 for 45 years.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Nov. 16, 1989