In Loving Memory of Jake Hemmen
Jake joined the staff at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in June, 2007. Jake and his wife Wava, lived in Grundy Center for the past 48 years. He grew up and graduated from Ackley High School in 1957. After graduation, he served 2 years in the Army, stationed in Giessen, Germany. He was employed by Simpson Furniture in Cedar Falls and later employed by Frederick Furniture in Grundy Center as a floor mechanic and salesman for 17 years. In 1992 he chose to become an employee of Grundy Mutual Insurance in Grundy Center and later became the Manager of the Company, retiring from that position on December 31, 2007.
Jake was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church, rural Holland, and has served both as a Deacon and Elder. He was a member of the Grundy Center Kiwanis, and enjoys being involved in community activities.
Jake and Wava have one daughter, Staci Cardamon, son in law, Joe Cardamon, two grandchildren, Anna and Joey who attend the Ankeny school system in Ankeny, Iowa. Grandpa and Grandma enjoyed attending their grandchildren's many extra-curricular activities.