Jack McIntosh

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Jack L. McIntosh Jack L. McIntosh, age 66, West Liberty, Iowa, died suddenly Wednesday morning, September 30, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday October 5, 2009 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 4 P.M. at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Jack was born October 13, 1942 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Fedale L. and Lillian A. (Showalter) McIntosh. He graduated from West Liberty High School in 1961 and from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD in 1965. He and Gwen Johnson were married in the Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson, MN November 24, 1964. While Jack was selling life insurance for Metropolitan Life in Minneapolis he received a summons to the army in 1966. Jack chose to join the U.S. Navy instead and took his basic training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, CA where he was company commander and earned the American Spirit Award. He was trained as a Hospital Corpsman at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, CA and was attached to the Marine Corps to serve as “Doc” for the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Division, Suicide Charlie Company south of Da Nang in Vietnam from May 1968 to May 1969. Jack was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving in the out-patient clinic at the Naval Base in Key West, FL from June 1969 to February 1970. After training from George Washington University in Washington, DC for Nursing Home Administration, Jack served as Administrator and part-owner of the Dawson Nursing Home in Dawson, MN from 1969 to 1979. While in Minnesota Jack served in the National Guard from 1974 to 1979. After the sale of the Dawson Nursing Home in 1979 he and his family moved to West Liberty, IA where Jack served as Administrator of Simpson Memorial Home until 1994. While in Iowa Jack served in the National Guard from 1979 to 1981. From 1995 to his retirement in 2007 Jack served as Administrator of Wheatland Manor Nursing Home in Wheatland, IA. Jack served on a number of committees as a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Dawson, MN and West Liberty, IA. He had the privilege of serving on the School Board in West Liberty for six years. He was a life member of the VFW and the first Vietnam Veteran to serve as Post Commander and was honored as a White Cap Commander in Dawson, MN. He was a member of the American Legion in West Liberty, IA and served as secretary of their Avenue of Flags project since 1990. Those left here crying, laughing and loving are his wife, Gwen, his children Steve and Bonnie McIntosh and their children Dyllon and Braydon of Iowa City, Brian McIntosh and Jessica Hoyt of North Liberty, James and Mandi McIntosh and their children Ryan, Kameron, Madison and Elsa of West Liberty, Andrea of West Liberty and her children Cecelia and her sons Ivan, Michael and Ishmael of Jalisco, Mexico and Mark of Aguascalientes, Mexico, his sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Lynn Braden of Montgomery, TX, his brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Valli McIntosh of Glendale, AZ and his aunt Maxine Eckhardt of Montgomery, TX. Those who had gone before to wait for him were his parents, his mother-in-law Hilda Peterson and his granddaughter, Jade Marie Hoyt McIntosh.

Funeral Service

10:30 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2009 First Church United 1100 North Calhoun Street West Liberty, IA 52776


1:00 - 4:00 P.M., Sunday, October 4, 2009 First Church United 1100 North Calhoun Street West Liberty, IA 52776
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