Eldor Jahn

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Eldor O. Jahn, 81, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born April 17, 1923, at New Wells, son of Oscar O. and Alma E. Putz Jahn. He and Eunice Haertling were married March 5, 1950, in Osceola, Ark.

Eldor attended New Wells Lutheran School.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from Sept. 14, 1945, to Aug. 16, 1946. He served as a fireman first class aboard the USS Los Angeles off the coast of China.

After being honorably discharged, Eldor graduated from Bailey Technical School, and then was employed by Drury Southwest Co. as a heavy equipment operator many years. He also farmed with his son, Kirk.

Eldor was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, Hoisting and Operating Engineers Local 513, Farm Bureau and Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158.

Loving survivors include his wife; three daughters, Deborah Brewer of St. Louis, Donna Clarke of Palm Harbor, Fla., Cynthia Small of Ocho Rios, Jamaica; a daughter-in-law, Susan Jahn of Jackson; five grandchildren, Bill McCalister, Charles and Candace Hookham, and Scott and Kelly Jahn.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dale and Kirk Jahn, and a sister, Alida Doberenz.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Friday after 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. An American Legion service will be held at 7 tonight.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. David Johnson and the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with graveside military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran School.