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“My heart and prayer are with you in your loss Such an extraordinary life. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Butler - IN - Family

“ Kay,Susie and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Uncle Jake was a very thoughtful and kind man, he was so good to my mom after...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Victoria Casteel - Defiance, OH

“Susie and Kay and family,We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Jake. We will miss him, Uncle Jake and Aunt Lucille were always so good to my Mom...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Williams - Centerville, OH

“Dear Lucy and family,It sounds like your father, grandfather, greatgrandfather exemplified a life well lived. May his ethics and standards be a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lette Becker - Wausau, WI

“My condolences. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Wehrenberg - Chicago, IL

“Our condolences to you. Randy feichter and Lisa farver ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Randy Feichter - Ft Wayne, IN

“Jacob was a blessing to all in this community, with Love Karen. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Kay, and family.. Condolences on the passing of your Dad.. One long life he lived and a good one.. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim & Brenda Catanzaro - IN

“To the family of Jacob Henry "Jake" Feichter VIII We are so so sorry for you loss, and he was so special in both of our lives. He will never be...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: George Cadarette - Fort Wayne, IN

Jacob Henry Feichter VIII, "Jake", age 101 ½, passed away on October 17, 2018.
An active Realtor® for over 70 years, Jake rehabbed 1,000+ area houses, working to help others have homes of their own. He served as president of the Upstate Alliance of Realtors®, and was a member of the local, state and national Associations of Realtors® and Associations of Home Builders. He was honored with the North Side High School Distinguished Alumni Award, the Honorary Major of Historic Old Fort Wayne and the UPSTAR Realtor® of the Year and both the Indiana Governors' Distinguished Hoosier and Sagamore of the Wabash Awards.
At Crescent Avenue Church, Jake met his true love, Lucille (Bauman), whom he married in 1941, and there they continued to be active for decades. Together 76 years, they reared a family, were involved in the community, and travelled extensively. Jake was always an avid reader and active learner. As an Air Force bombardier and navigator in World War II, Jake read maps and developed an affinity and a passion for travel. Jake had an uncanny memory of every back road the family had ever travelled and he encouraged others to visit the known and little known parts of the world.
Jacob will be known for his ethical business practices, his help and support of others, and his willing involvement to better our community. He was born on March 25, 1917 in the parlor of what is now the Carriage House and is pleased with the work the Club House is doing in his family's former home.
Jacob will be missed by his two daughters: Kay Feichter-Thistlethwaite (John) Fort Wayne, IN, and Lucille (Susie) Harvey (Bill), Wausau, WI; three grandchildren: Bill Harvey, Hailey, ID; David (Justina), Harvey Mt. Horeb, WI; Katrina (Dan) Vanden Heuve, Hailey, ID; and great-grandchildren: Noah, Luke, Margaret and Mary Harvey; Seneca and Tripp Vanden Heuvel, as well as scores of nieces and nephews. Jacob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille, in February, 2018 and son Jacob H. Feichter IX (Jay) who died in 1991.
Visitation will be held at D.O. McComb Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue Friday, October 26, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral at Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 27, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior.
Private interment with wife Lucille at Lindenwood Cemetery will be at a later date.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ACRES Nature Preserve Land Trust, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748 or the Historic "Old Fort" Wayne, PO Box 12650, Fort Wayne, IN 46864