Marvin “Jake” Jacobs, 84, of rural HenningPublished 9:51am Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Updated 11:54am Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Marvin Carl Jacobs was born on June 20, 1928, by Fergus Falls, the son of Oliver and Hilda (Schroeder) Jacobs. He was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls and attended Country School District 247 in Aurdal Township, rural Fergus Falls. Marvin served for two years with the U.S. Army in Alaska.
Marvin and Betty Jane Means were married on June 9, 1956 in Spokane, Washington. After their marriage they dairy farmed in Aurdal Township on the home farm where Marvin was born.
In 1967, they moved to their farm in Sverdrup Township in Underwood while Jake worked for Pal-O-Pak Insulation Co., and in 1982, they moved to a dairy farm by Perham.
In 1987, Marvin and Betty retired from dairy farming when they moved to their home by Henning.
He was employed with the Perham Sale Barn, and also working with Greenview doing maintenance for rest areas retiring in 2007. Marvin enjoyed ice fishing, farming, working outdoors with his cattle, draft horses and also had a big interest in old tractors.
He had served as an Elder for the Aurdal Lutheran Church had been a member of the West Central Minnesota Draft Horse Association.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Kenneth (Peggy) Jacobs of Wadena, Paul (Kathy) Jacobs of Ashby, Corrina (Bruce) Grage of Fergus Falls and Tim (Sue) Jacobs of Bluegrass; 12 grandchildren and families, Chris (Shelly) Jacobs, Shyanne, Cody and Caleb, Joel (Jennifer) Jacobs, Tristan, Colton and Grace, Cassi (Brandon) Benson and Emma, Kelly (Ray) Besco, Heather (Corey) Synstelien, Dylan, Kyndra and Taylor, Melissa, Zachary, Nicholas, Isaac and Ryan Jacobs, Jessica (Tony) Olson, Brody and Madisyn and Katie Jacobs; and by numerous relatives and friends. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Hilda Jacobs; a grandson, Michael Jacobs; a brother, Edward Jacobs; and a sister, Eleanore Wells.
Visitation: Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home and beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Revs. Mark Johnson and Gordon Grage
Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls, with military honors provided by Minnesota National Guard
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls