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Kenneth C. Jager; US Army, 99th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge

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    Kenneth Jager
    May 21, 1926 - May 31, 2016

    Kenneth C. Jager passed away peacefully in his home on May 31st 2016 at the age of 90. He was born May 21, 1926 in St. Paul Minnesota to Fannie and Charles Jager who immigrated to America from Germany in 1893. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served for two years. Kenneth fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 99th infantry known as the "Checkerboard". His troop was the first to cross the Remagen Bridge.

    He was a member of the Arlington United Methodist Church for 56 years. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the American Legion and enjoyed spending time at Post 283. He worked for the phone company for 35 years starting at Western Electric which later became AT&T.

    He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Marion Jager, whom he met in Mason City, Iowa after the war. Their first two children were born in Mason City, after moving to Jacksonville they completed their family with three more children. Kenneth and Marion were proud and devoted parents and grandparents always putting the children first.

    Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories, his sons Rick Jager (Paula), Chuck Jager (Suzanne), Ken Jager (Cora), daughters Becky Jager and Jennifer Roberts (David). Grandchildren Lacey Fairchild (Quentin), Heidi Mega (Frank), Dylan and Madison Roberts and six great grandchildren, Quentin Jr., Winston, Mary Elizabeth and Audrey Fairchild, Drew and Mallory Mega.

    Kenneth was a caring, giving, sweet loving hard working man. He was honest and a good provider, loved and adored by his family and numerous friends.

    A memorial well be held Saturday June 4th, at the family home at 2421 Lake Lucina Drive Jacksonville, FL 32211 at 11:00 am.

    Memorials may be made in his name to NE Florida Community Hospice and Wounded Warrior Project.

     
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