Urban M. Jaegers, age 82, of St. James, formerly of Linn, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.
Urban was born on February 2, 1932, in Loose Creek, a son to the late Leo and Bertha (Backes) Jaegers.
He attended school in Loose Creek and was a 1950 graduate of Linn High School.
Urban served in the United State Army during the Korean War as a forward observer. During his military career, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Urban was the owner/operator of the Osage County Observer and later went to work for the U.D.
Urban was married on March 25, 1958, in Linn to Marie (Pailer) Jaegers, who preceded him in death on August 24, 1991.
Urban is survived by two sons, John Jaegers and wife Nina of Eldon and Richard Jaegers of Sugarland, Texas; daughter, Laura Cantrell and husband Tom of Eldon; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Bob Jaegers and wife Rose of Linn; two sisters, Alice Smith and her husband Charles of Kirkwood and Clara Sitton and her husband Dave of Bristol, TN.
In addition to his parents and wife, Urban was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Jaegers and five brothers, Henry, Elmer, Louis, Clarence, and Donnie Jaegers.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Rev. John Schmitz as the Celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.
Arrangement are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)