Jack Green, age 82, of Albert City, Iowa died on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. To watch the live stream of the funeral service, please use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82700196503. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. The family encourages guests to dress casually and use social distancing when in attendance at the visitation and service. The family is using Heart 'n Home Florist in Laurens, https://www.heartnhomeonline.com/ or 712-841-2546. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth Jack Green, the son of William and Vera (Vote) Green, was born on February 27, 1938 in Farnamville, Iowa.
Jack was blessed with one son, Kenneth Jack Green Jr.
On August 8, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sharon Lee Kramer in Laverne, Minnesota. The couple was blessed with three children: Kellie Jimerson, Deanna Johnson, and Billie Kunz.
Kenneth Jack Green was a self-taught man. He graduated from 8th grade and proceeded to set out to make a life for himself. He spent some time on a shrimp boat in Port Isabel Texas. He then went on to hold various jobs before he became the chief of police at Albert City where he connected with his best friend Virg Habben. Later in his work life he became a semi owner/operator.
In 1977, he had a major semi accident that he was not expected to survive and left him with his physical disability. With both his and Sharon's health challenges they took care of one another. It was often said when one failed the other was there to take care of them. He went on to spend time running his own ceramic business from his home and to then started a bicycle repair business. He even taught himself to rebuild computers. He was always looking for a way to keep busy. The grandchildren all remember the treats of little debbies, sodas and candy that was shared by Grandpa with them and their friends.
Jack entered the nursing home in 2009 following the passing of the love of his life Sharon. He spent the remainder of his life watching the livestreams of his beloved Eagles and many other birds. Jack was known for having multiple bird feeders outside his window. He always made sure to watch out for all of the Pleasant View Nursing Home staff letting them know if they had a low tire or sharing his pizza with them. He had to be one of the few nursing home residents who had a scanner and multiple computers and at one time even a CB Radio! Jack had no true enemies thru out his life and was a friend to all. His best friend Virg would come and visit often and they shared many stories. Thru his life transitions and challenges Jack showed his true self as a proud, strong man, with courage and devotion who loved his family above all.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Kenneth (Maria) Jack Green Jr. of Harlingen, Texas; Kellie (Chris) Jimerson of Atlantic, Iowa; Deanna (Scott) Johnson of Ruthven, Iowa; Billie (Larry) Kunz of Laurens, Iowa; best friend for life, Virg (Jo) Habben of Albert City, Iowa; brother, Don (Betty) Green of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Nancy (Ron) Foshe of Marid, Iowa and Linda (Clarence) Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren: Kellie Jo Green, Jacqueline Vera Green, Kenneth Jack Green III, Sean Jimerson, Millie (Tyler) Fiebelkorn, Kaitlynn (Logan) Henry, Kenneth Jimerson, Cassi (Adam) Skog, Andy (Tacee Leebens) Johnson, Evan (Callie) Johnson, Alyssa Kunz, and Dakota Kunz; great-grandchildren: Serenity, Kaya, Benjamin, Madison, Calvin, McKinley, Grayson, Crew, and Haven; sisters-in-law, Geri Green and LaVon Green; extended family and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vera Green; siblings: Gary, Bob, Sherri (Denny), and twin brother, Gene; and the love of his life, Sharon Green.
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