In memory of

Jack Simpson

June 2, 1926 - March 4, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

Born: June 2, 1926
Died: March 4, 2020
Age: 93
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   Jack Simpson, youngest son of Murel and Pearl (Cleveland) Simpson was born on a farm near Sac City on June 2, 1926.  He passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

   Jack grew up in and around Sac City, graduating from Sac City Public School in 1944.  He participated in athletics in high school, but track was his real love.  He became the 100 yard dash champion of the State of Iowa in 1944.  During the summer of 1944 he entered the United States Army serving two years and was discharged as an Army Sergeant.

   In the fall of 1946 he enrolled at the University of Iowa to continue his education and participation in track.  He became the first freshman to lead the team in scoring and was elected Captain of the team.  He won four major letters while participating in track and became the first track athlete to accomplish this at the University of Iowa.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University in June of 1950.

   Jack and his wife operated a retail store in Odebolt for twenty-five years.  He went to work in the Odebolt Post Office in 1959 and continued working there until his retirement in 1987, retiring from the position of Postmaster.

   On August 22, 1948, Jack married Joan Schwitzer in Sac City.  To this union were born five children.  Their second child, Vickie Marie was born in 1951 and passed away in 1953.  Their youngest son, John, passed away in 2001.  Those remaining to mourn his passing include his wife Joan of Sac City; sons: Tom (Mary Kay) Simpson of Colorado, Greg Simpson of Salina, KS, daughter, Deborah (Doug) Haase of Denison, IA; eight grandchildren: Jessica, Kristin, Emily, Brandy, Wade, Colby, Emma and Jack; eleven great-grandchildren: and one great-great grandchild; extended family members and many friends.

   Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother Milford Simpson; daughter Vickie and son John.

   Jack enjoyed participating in community affairs.  He served as an elder and deacon in the Odebolt First Presbyterian Church.  He had been a member of the American Legion, Odebolt Rotary Club, The Odebolt-Arthur Community School Board, Masonic Lodge, Odebolt Fire Department, and Board of Directors for Colonial Manor Nursing Home. 

   Jack and Joan had wintered in Mesa, AZ since retirement and enjoyed their traveling and visiting children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Monday
March 9, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Rev. Missy Brown
1 hour prior to the service
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Monday
March 9, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemtery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:43 PM
“Joan, I was sorry to learn of Jackís passing. He was always so kind and encouraging to me when I was growing up, and my father was always so respectful of you both. I wish you fond memories
Ken Singer”
- Ken Singer
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Dearest Joan and Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. Always admired Jack and your entire family. Blessings to all of you. RIP Jack.”
- jennifer shipman
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Jackís passing. He was my Rainbow Dad and he will always have a place in my heart. I also remember his friendly smile at the Post office. Prayers for your family.”
- Mandy Barker Hocker
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:05 PM
“So sorry to read of your dadís passing! Such a nice guy, my thoughts are with youíre family!”
- Cathy Middleton
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM
“Our deepest condolences and prayers to Aunt Joan & family.
We will miss Uncle Jack and we will keep him in our heart with all those wonderful memories growing up in Sac City, Iowa.
Sincerely Robert Simpson & Javier Contreras ”
- Robert Simpson
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM
“Dear Joan and family
I am so sorry to hear about Jack! I enjoyed working for you both at Singers Dept Store! Jack always made me laugh! You two were the best to work for! God Bless you all! Toni Wallace/ Werner
- Toni Werner
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM
“We send our sympathy and prayers to all of you! We have many Great memories of Jack and the family.
God Bless to all. Rest in peace, Jack!”
- Al and Kathy Wilkd
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:29 PM
“On behalf of the entire Lashier family, our love and heartfelt sympathy to each of you. We cherish our memories of growing up next door to the Simpsons on Locust St. in Odebolt. We share in your sadness. May the memories of this good man comfort you in the days ahead.”
- Jayne Lashier Harter
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:29 PM
“Joan, Tom, Greg, Debbie, (Rest in Peace, John), I'm so sorry to hear of Jack's passing, great neighbors and friends growing up in Odebolt.”
- Jon Lashier
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:58 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Linda Ritchie
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He will be missed. My sympathies. ”
- JoAnn Ellerbrock
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Jacks passing my thoughts and prayers to his family.”
- Leigh Schultz
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
“Tom and family: I am so sorry to here of your dadís death. I remember buying a lot of shoes in your folks store. Sending prayers for your entire family.”
- Sally Nellis
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:11 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Jackís passing. My prayers are with you and your family.”
- Bobbie Wells
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