March 7, 1912 - June 25, 2009
A.R. (Tony) Jakub, 97, of Grand Island died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Golden Living Center Lakeview. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. The Reverend Harry Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday with a 7 pm Scripture Wake Service at the church. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to St. Leo’s Catholic Church or the Family’s Choice. Tony was born on March 7, 1912 in Butler County to Joseph and Kristina Jakub. He graduated from Brainard High School in 1930. That same year he came to Grand Island to attend the Grand Island Business College. After graduation he worked as a secretary and later as a loan manager for the local office of Universal Finance Corporation. In 1937 he became a partner in the local office of personal Loan Company and operated the business under the name of Tony’s Loan Company until July, 1976 when he sold the company and retired. He married Letha Gish in 1936. She preceded him in death in 1949. In 1950 Tony married Gertrude A. Wessel. Gertrude preceded him in death on February 14, 2003. He served two years in the European Theater with the 9th Army Headquarters in the Battle Casualty Division during WWII. Tony enjoyed his activities in Riverside Gold Club, the American Legion, Liederkranz and the Knights of Columbus where he was past Faithful Navigator. Earlier in his life he was an active sportsman, hunting pheasants, ducks and fishing. Survivors include his son, Marlyn Jakub and his wife Pauline of Dunedin, New Zealand, and a daughter LeAnne Lau and her husband Jerry of Denver, CO. He is also survived by six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister Mary Proskovec of David City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives and a grandson Anthony Lau who preceded him in death in 1994. He is also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
A.R. (Tony) Jakub, 97, of Grand Island died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Golden Living Center Lakeview. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. The Reverend Harry Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial... View Obituary & Service Information
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