Peter Roland Jakober, 61, died of natural causes July 21, at his home in Orange. Pete was born Aug. 3, 1950, in Elgin, ND, to Audra (Peters) and Roland C. Jakober. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

His school years were spent in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, where he graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1968. He attended Ellsworth Junior College, Iowa Falls, IA. Pete’s various occupations took him many places in the United States, but he considered himself a Texan.

His working life included employment on river boats and in highway construction. He was known for his sense of humor, his fun-loving personality, and a unique laugh. On November 7, 1977, he married Roxanne Plank. They had one son, but were later divorced.

Mourning his passing are his son, Thomas Jakober, of Orange; his mother and step-father, Audra & Bob Lehmann, of Dubuque, IA; his brother Jeffrey (Terry) Jakober of Tulsa, OK; and his nephew, Andrew Jakober, of Tulsa.

He is also survived by step-brothers Kent (Joellen) Yeager, Jesup, IA; Mark (Karen) Lehmann, Waverly, IA; Brian (Mary) Lehmann, Houston, MN; Grant (Laurie) Lehmann, Bangor, MI; step-sisters Lynda Holtz and Barb Nash of Jefferson, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his father; a sister, Pamela; and his grandparents, John and Esther Peters of Tama, IA.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 700 Harmon Street, Tama, Iowa 52339 (641) 484-4411, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Tama, IA.

Cremation arrangements are with Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at