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Celebrating the life of
William A. “Bill” Jakle
January 28, 1931 - August 02, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Mass and Reception
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2140 Westheimer Road (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77098

  • (713) 526-3276

Godspeed to you Mr. Jakle. Although I have never met Bill, nor Sammie, Wendy and David and their children touched my heart in the most beautiful of friendships from the first time I met them many years ago; and I've come to know so many of the great joys and talents the Jakle children share. I know that Bill's strength of character and giving spirit lives in them and throughout his family. I pray for peace and comfort for you all. Love is forever.

Ky Ellen Mason, Shreveport, LA

Loved by family and friends, respected by peers....a man of honor and always looking to help others while asking for nothing in return. I love you, Dad and miss you already.

Mike Jakle, Austin, tx

Dad - you lived life determined, strong, unselfishly, and with a fun, dry wit or a corny dittie. We miss you so much! - Love, Wendy

Wendy Jakle Benscoter, Shreveport, LA

May The Lord Bless The Jakle Family. Bill was our Sales Rep for Lifestyle and we really enjoyed our time with him. You are going to be missed! Your Friends , Mike & Kevin Thomas

Magna Furniture Of Dallas, Dallas, TX

May The Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our deepest and heartfelt sorrow and condolences.

Gary Gan's Team (VNM,MAL,CHN), Member of Lifestyle's Group, SEA

My deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

Nancy, Townsend Ave , NC

William A. “Bill” Jakle, 85, passed away peacefully after a brief illness August 2, 2016. A longtime resident of Houston, Bill was born to Augustine “Carter” and Elsie Jakle in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 28, 1931.

Bill enjoyed growing up in Flagstaff, where he fought forest fires as a pre-teen, lettered in seven sports, and attended the University of Arizona. He served as a 1st Lt. Air Force jet pilot during the Korean War and later as a flight instructor in Texas where he met his wife Sammie in 1955.

Bill most enjoyed his family, friends, flying, traveling, skiing, golfing and a long career as a manufacturer’s representative in the furniture industry. He kept his Piper Cherokee and his pilot’s license current for years, and continued to work and play golf until recently. An avid golfer, Bill won the Arizona State Open as a teenager and was a member of the Woodlands Country Club for over 45 years, winning the Club Senior Championship the year he turned 50.

Preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, William Jakle, Jr., Bill is survived by his wife Sammie, children Wendy Benscoter (David), Dawn Dobson (Eric), Lynn, Michael (Stacie) and Jonathan (Michelle); nine grandchildren and one great-grand daughter, his sisters Patricia O’Keefe (John), and Mary Kowalski; four nieces and eleven great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Doctors Without Borders.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church, Thursday, August 18th, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon with a reception to follow.

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Godspeed to you Mr. Jakle. Although I have never met Bill, nor Sammie, Wendy and David and their children touched my heart in the most beautiful of friendships from the first time I met them many years ago; and I've come to know so many of the great joys and talents the Jakle children share. I know that Bill's strength of character and giving spirit lives in them and throughout his family. I pray for peace and comfort for you all. Love is forever.

Ky Ellen Mason, Shreveport, LA

Loved by family and friends, respected by peers....a man of honor and always looking to help others while asking for nothing in return. I love you, Dad and miss you already.

Mike Jakle, Austin, tx

Dad - you lived life determined, strong, unselfishly, and with a fun, dry wit or a corny dittie. We miss you so much! - Love, Wendy

Wendy Jakle Benscoter, Shreveport, LA

May The Lord Bless The Jakle Family. Bill was our Sales Rep for Lifestyle and we really enjoyed our time with him. You are going to be missed! Your Friends , Mike & Kevin Thomas

Magna Furniture Of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Candle tribute lit by Jack Moravec — Minnesota

May The Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our deepest and heartfelt sorrow and condolences.

Gary Gan's Team (VNM,MAL,CHN), Member of Lifestyle's Group, SEA

My deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

Nancy, Townsend Ave , NC

Candle tribute lit by Nancy — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by David Kirsch — Texas


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