Jake, 82, died July 20, 1992. He was born March 5, 1910, in Everett, WA, the oldest of 12 children. He worked the family farm and attended local schools near Lake Stevens, WA. Jake was member of the Civilian Public Service smokejumpers during the 1945 season in which he made seven practice, six fire and two rescue jumps. He and his wife lived in Castle Rock, WA.
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