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Another Angel in Heaven

Obituary for Jacob Flesher

Jacob B. Flesher, 8 year old son of Ben and Elizabeth Flesher of Manchester, went peacefully from his earthly home to his heavenly home Monday, August 19, 2013, after a courageous three year battle with cancer.

Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manchester with burial in the church cemetery.

Born June 24, 2005 in Dubuque, Iowa with a priceless smile and a giving heart Jacob lived his short life with a purpose. He was a self-less soul; always looking out for his brother and sisters and even his mommy and daddy, collecting toys to donate to the Children’s Hospital for other sick children, and having empathy for others plights in life. Even through his many hardships in life he found joy, love, and hope with an amazing strength and courage. He taught us well and will forever be in our hearts.

Jacob loved Star Wars, animals (especially his rescue kitten; Skippy), drawing, LEGO, cooking, gardening, his family and friends, and life. He made the most of everyday and fit more into his life of 8 years than many do in decades.

Survivors include his parents, Ben and Elizabeth (Kenyon) Flesher of Manchester, 3 siblings: Rebecca-9, Joseph-5 and Amy-4 months all at home, grandparents: Mary Potter Kenyon of Manchester, Starlett (Nick) Luna of Milan, OH, a step-grandfather, Kevin Hinkle of Willard, OH, aunts and uncles; Daniel Kenyon, Michael Kenyon, Rachel Kenyon, Matthew Kenyon, Emily Kenyon, Katherine Kenyon, and Abigail Kenyon, Jeff (Cherie) Flesher and Mandy Flesher; many great aunts & uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, David Kenyon and Charles Flesher.

Author:

Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

4 thoughts on “Another Angel in Heaven

  1. A beautiful boy. I am so sorry. I send my sympathies to all of Jacob’s family as well as a prayer of comfort at this difficult time. I am sure Jacob is busy making new friends in heaven and hugging his grandpas too.

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