Jack Ray Fesler
1942 - 2022
Lorna, it is with shock and sadness that I see of the passing of your husband!!! Jack was a great guy. It has to be a very difficult time for you. I will keep you in my prayers that He may help you at this devastating time in your life!!!!
Rest In Peace Jack. I worked with Jack at Airgas and he always had time for me on any questions I had. You will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. He was a dear and long friend. My condolences go to Lorna and the kids. Bruce Kaiaer
As a Cub Scout, our pack went to sing Christmas carols at the V.A. Hospital. We sang Silent Night with Jack accompanying us on the harmonica. After we finished the patients asked if Jack would play it again without the singing. It sounded much better with just Jack playing. RIP
Don Anciaux and family
We are so sorry for Jack's passing. We will remember him for his musical talents, his wit, and his kindness---especially for Russ and Marilyn. We appreciate his visits to Marilyn in the care center and his "taps" at Russ's funeral. May the trumpets welcome him to heaven!
Paul and Pat (Rieder) Petersen
Dear Lorna, Brian, Sarah, Lisa, and Christopher,
We are shocked and saddened at the news of Jack's passing to eternal life too soon. Grateful to Godson Chris for the pkhone call to alert us.
Oh my! Jack was supposed to live forever in my eyes. He was a great friend from second grade on. He was so kind and caring. To know him was to love and respect him.
Your family has always been a treasured part of our lives, and we are so sorry for your loss. Stories of sharing times with Jack and you have been spinning through my mind... walking to and from Coralville School, bus rides to ICHS, late night car breakdown rescues, sewing projects, walks on UI campus, weddings, having kids, bluegrass festivals, shared meals, visits back and forth, and always the emails. Our lives have been blessed by having you as friends.
Jack is safe with our Lord and Savior now. Blessings to you all at this difficult time.
Kathy and Bill Cox
SORRY TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR LOSS JACK WAS A GREAT GUY AND YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE FOND MEMORIES! HES IN THE HEAVENLY SKIES WITH HIS BRIGHT SMILE MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT THIS HARD TIME TONI REED FULTON
Jack was a dear neighbor and friend.He was always willing to lend a hand. After my husband died he would reach out to see if I needed help and just stop over to check on me. I am eternally grateful. Jack I will miss you playing Tap’s from your yard to our homes!
Damn!.. My longtime Coralville friend, Jack Fesler, has passed away. I grew up "UP" the street from Jack. He lived in the wild and wooly 500 block of 8th avenue. Cannon boys, Siders Brothers, Myer boys, John Gough and others!. Jack was a Den Chief in Boy Scouts, TROOP 207, and I emulated him. He played in the old Coralville Band, the IOWA Marching Band, and the Military Veterans Band.. He was also our Scoutmaster for about a year in about 1961 ish. He drove a cool 1950 Buick or so! Great guy! He and I shard a lot of Old Coralville stories. .. Jack Fesler was my friend and a good guy!
I'm so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a wonderful and kind man, and I know that you all miss him very much. I will miss his emails and all the years we spent talking about our jobs at 7UP and American Optical.
Sending love to all his family, Curtis (Curt) Koch
Lorna:: my condolences. Jack and I had fun reliving our City High band times while we played
in rehearsals and concerts with Iowa Military Veterans Band. He will be missed in our trumpet section!
Lorna & family,
Jack & I met in the Iowa Military Veterans Band around 2009 or 2010. We discovered that we lived near other & decided to share rides to the concert venues of the IMVB. We had many interesting conversations during those road trips. We truly enjoyed each other's company. One of our IMVB friends was in a terrible car accident about four years ago & was in the intensive care unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for about a week & was transferred to a rehabilitation unit in Cedar Rapids. We travelled together to see our friend & again had great conversations, including sharing our military experiences with each other. Our friend recovered & returned home. From time to time, Jack & I would meet at Panera Bread in Coralville to share our time over our morning coffee. I will miss his comforting words & friendship. Peace & love to you.
Iowa City IA
Jack and I were first trumpet partners in Monday Night Live Bands for several years before Covid hit. We would pass the hard parts back and forth with each other, struggle with high notes and fast runs together, and glory in the success either of us achieved. His was the very sweet trumpet; mine was the louder one. I will miss him terribly; was going to encourage him to rejoin us this summer. He was a fun, supportive, funny and dear colleague. What a wonderful friend.
Ive known Jack forever. Really sorry for our loss. I have many memories of Jack, from grade school on through our army experiences. Now thats a story.I will miss his calls and notes.. Mostly about the Hawks or the politics.
Seeya soon Jackie Ray!!!!
Jack Fesler was one hellofa man. A lot of hearts are broken, including his Aunt Millie (Kimm) Carrier’s branch of this wonderful Kimm collection. As his mother Evelyn would often say, “if you think I’m crazy wait till you meet the rest of the family”! Which was actually directed at her sister, Millie, our mother, but still works well for the rest of us crazy Kimms, and we are damn proud of it. Jack was always the perfect gentleman; kind, grateful, and full of wisdom. He and I were regular email buddies which I will greatly miss. I called him Cuz, he tagged me Skipper. I have loved Jack & Lorna since their wedding back in ‘64. Together, what a wonderful team they are! Cheers to Jack on his new journey. Love to Lorna and the kids. Hang tough Lorna, and know you are loved.
Dear Lorna and Family,
Mike and I are so sorry to read of Jack's passing. The love you two shared was an inspiration to us. We hope to see you this Saturday.
Our deepest sympathy,
Norma and Mike
Lorna, I was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I still remember playing my trumpet with him in the Iowa City High School band. He was a wonderful classmate & friend to have. My prayers & love go to you & the family.
Darlene Gingerich Hardy
Lorna and Family,
So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. All of your family have a special place in my heart! The time we spent together when Brian and I were playing music holds some of my most precious memories.
Jack was a man with a very special spirit, to know him was to love him! God bless your whole family!
Chet & Shirley Sheetz
At this moment I am cherishing the memories of visiting with you at our 50th class reunion. My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that the class of 61 cares.
Fondly, with sympathy, Priscilla Croskey Blecha
Dear Lorna and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. I am sure Bob is greeting Jack with open arms welcoming him to his new home and meeting up with his Kimm cousins again. Jack was such a wonderful person, always showing love, compassion and caring to all of us family members.
Please accept our sympathy and love Lorna,
Danielle (Kimm) and Jeff Bailey & Family
Nicole (Kimm) and Steve Toy & Family
So very sorry for your loss Lorna. Jackie Ray, as Grandma called him, was so caring and down to earth. I loved talking to him when we were back to Marengo. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
We are so very sorry to hear this news. Jack was a true gentleman, and was always more than kind and thoughtful to us. He was also a tremendous supporter of the music we and so much of his family are involved in.
Our deepest condolences to Lorna and the entire family.
Alan and Aleta Murphy
This is a very sad day. Jack always treated me like I was one of his kids. My sincere condolences to Lorna and the whole family. He will be greatly missed.
Our condolences go out to you Lorna and your family. He was truly a special man. Though I got to know you both after my father’s funeral, even though spoke of you both often, he and I kept in touch regularly sharing memories of family. Being a true Kimm he shared advice on a few occasions which I will treasure. I was blessed to get to know him. He reminded me so much of my dad (Dick Kimm) and my grandfather (Weston Kimm). He will be missed but I am sure he was greeted with love and hugs in Heaven. Love Jim & Sherry Kimm-Denman
While I send my thoughts and prayers to the family, I share the loss of a favorite cousin. When we have come together to share time, we always have reminisced about the battle in the basement, and my ability to assume the "It's okay" stance when one of our parents would come downstairs to "see what was going on". Once again, we mourn the loss of one of the good guys.
Many other stories abound about our togetherness, but this is one of the main ones.
Rev. Gary Kimm (The senior brother)
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa
319-338-1132 or 1-866-338-1132
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