Source Muscatine Iowa Journal June 18, 2001
Jacob Henry "Jake" Brei
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Jacob H. ‘Jake’ Brei, 84, of Muscatine, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Unity Hospital.
Services are at the Church of the Living Water in Muscatine. The Rev. Mark Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brei was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Muscatine County, the son of George and Phillipine Grimm Brei.
He married Ruby Knipfer on June 28, 1941, in North English. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
He and his wife farmed in the New Era area for 52 years, retiring to Muscatine in 1993. He was a member of the Living Water Church in Muscatine.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Muscatine; a daughter, Susan Snyder and her husband, James, of McPherson, Kan.; four grandchildren, Catherine Becker, Clinton Snyder, Joanna Jarvis and David Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Rachel and Riley; a brother, Daniel Brei of Epson, N.H.; and a sister, Inez Campbell of San Diego, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and one brother.