Robert Jacobs, SpringfieldRobert “Jake” Jacobs, 59, of Springfield, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Robert “Jake” Jacobs, 59, of Springfield, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Vincent Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial will be held at the Bon Homme County Cemetery in Springfield Visitation will be held at the church today from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service with Father Thury to follow. . Arrangements are under the direction of Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Springfield.
He was born on April 19, 1951, in Tyndall to Laurence and Carrie (Murra) Jacobs.
He graduated from Avon High School in Avon in 1969. He later attended the University of South Dakota-Springfield in Springfield.
He married Susan Uecker on Dec. 16, 1977, in Wagner.
He began working at the Avon Locker in the fourth grade. He later owned and operated the locker. In 1990, he began working as a correctional officer at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield. He was promoted to the position of training specialist and later held positions as unit coordinator and, most recently, case manager at the Trustee Units in Yankton and Springfield. In November 2010, he celebrated his 20th anniversary of working for the state.
He is survived by his wife; three children: Jennifer Jacobs and husband, Brandon Bruder, Yankton; Ben Jacobs and wife, Laura, Sioux Falls; and Sam Jacobs and wife, Ashlie, Hartford; siblings Lois Weidenbach and husband, Dick; Arlene Munighan and husband, Jerry; and Carol Deurmier and husband, Dennis; grandchildren and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law Robert and Dorothy Uecker; brothers Roland and Dale Jacobs; a sister, Lorraine Roth; a nephew and a niece.
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