Jason F. Church

Nov 15, 2020
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Private family graveside services will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.



Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel with military rites by Van Meter American Legion Post #403 and the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honors.


Hudson Educational Fund, PO Box 281, Hudson, IA 50643; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Jason F. Church, 89, of Waterloo, died Sunday, November 15 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.

Jason was born July 6, 1931, in Gladbrook, son of Lyman F. and Hazel B. Keeler Church. He graduated from Sheffield High School; received his Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Science in Education from the University of Iowa

He served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge.

Jason married Rebecca J. "Becky" Hobbs on August 4, 1956 at Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield; she died May 21, 2019.

He taught at Hudson High School beginning in the fall of 1969 retiring in 1999. Jason attended Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Bryan (Karmen) Church of Grimes‚ David (Barb) Church of Baldwin‚ WI, and Thomas (Carla) Church of Panora; and seven grandchildren, Kelsey (Zach) Miner of Pleasant Hill‚ Jason (Bella Barbosa) Church of Hudson‚ WI, John Church of La Crosse‚ WI, Jake Church of Fort Benning‚ GA, Abraham Church of Greenwood‚ IN, Anna (Caleb) Humburg of Creston‚ and Abigail Church of Panora.

Jason is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Becky; and sister, Beverly J. Mehlberg.

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  1. Tom Petersen | Nov 18, 2020

    Dear Church family,

    When you guys moved in on Oak st. your hole family fit rite in and your dad gave everything he had to make every person he met feel welcome and important to Hudson he will be missed by all.

    Hudson has lossed one of our best,

    Tom Petersen

  2. Ray Murray | Nov 18, 2020

    Dear Church family,

    Your Dad was Mr. Hudson Pirate. Although you came to Hudson two years after I graduated, he treated me like we were long-time friends.  I certainly appreciated his visit with me at Annapolis.  You can only say this about a very few people — I never heard him say a bad word about one single person.  A true gentleman.

    RIP Jason.

  3. Laura Gardner | Nov 17, 2020

    To the Church family; 

    Our families were connected as neighbors and thru Hudson Community School.  Jason and Dad worked together for many years and I kinda thought they would both be around forever.  It is hard to lose those personalities and men with so much wisdom.  They are having a great time in heaven retelling old stories and reliving old adventures.  

    With Sympathy

    Laura Feazell Gardner

  4. Shari M Downey | Nov 17, 2020
    So, sorry for your loss! Gary allways had so much respect for him as Gary was on school board. He  said he allways gave 100+. I know he had a very strong faith and loved the Lord. Hugs and prayers  to all. Gary and Shari Downey.
  5. Ron Wiemer | Nov 17, 2020

    To the family of Jason Church.  We wish to extend our condolences to you with the promotion of Jason to heaven.  We enjoyed both he and Becky at our services and just to talk to.

    We will miss Jason as he was so faithful to encourage us.  Due to COVID, we could not get in to see him for quite some time.  Thank you for sharing both of your parents, grandparents with us.  

    With gratitude,

    Chaplain Ron, Vivian Weimer

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