Jackson Theodore Selk
JACKSON THEODORE SELK Cedar Rapids Jackson Theodore Selk, 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, from complications due to COVID-19. A public visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Chapel of Memories. A private family service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced, which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields is required. Jack was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Harry and Lera Selk. He graduated in 1965 from Thomas Jefferson high School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jack received a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and a Master's degree from Iowa State University. He served his country from 1967-69 in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army. Jack was the Coordinator for the Linn County Emergency Youth Shelter and was a partner in Vlcko, and Selk Tax and Bookkeeping Services (now Selk Dawson Financial Services). He sat on numerous community boards, including Foundation II, Kingston Hill, Trees Forever, Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids and the Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry. Jack was also appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council for the State of Iowa. Jack married Elizabeth Vlcko in 1966 and they have two children, John and Jason Selk. His father, Harry; mother, Lera; and younger brother, Harry Montgomery ("Monty") are all deceased. He is survived by his son, John (his wife, Kenzie and their children, Gabriel, Michael and Nathaniel) of Columbia, Mo.; his son, Jason (Jason's wife, Mara and their children, Jackson, Layla and Genevieve) of St. Louis, Mo.; his sister, Patricia Konard; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews and other family members. Jack Selk was the essence of love and friendship. His greatest pride in life was his family. He was our hero, and he will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.