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John E. Samo

August 14, 1942 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 77)


John “Jack” E. Samo, age 77, of Grundy Center, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2020 at Creekside Living where he was residing following complications from a stroke.

Jack, son of Carl and Marion Samo, was born on a farm near Reinbeck, Iowa. Jack proudly served his country in the Army where he was a cook. He has always had a love for food and never missed a meal or an opportunity to tell a good story!

Jack married Jacquelyn (Jackie) Walbaum on December 3, 1965. They then grew their family and began the farming journey in Grundy Center. Jack worked hard and loved life on the farm. He was an avid reader, enjoyed attending car and tractor shows & garage sales. Jack enjoyed the simple things in life, and he was happiest talking about the accomplishments and fun activities of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He earned the gratitude and respect of many for his loyalty in AA 45+ years. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor!

Jack is survived by his wife, Jackie; sons Shawn (Rhonda) Samo and Paul (Jody) Samo; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jack was a great big brother to his sisters Patty (Jerry) Stonewall and the late Karen and the late Paul.

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Celebration of Life
March 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Town & Country Golf Club
1501 12th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638

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