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John B. “Jake” Jacobsen

December 15, 2018

http://Delia—The Rodeo and Sale Barn World lost a great man, John B. “Jake” Jacobsen, 89, rural Delia passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 3, 1929 the oldest son of Clyde F. and Marguerite Crouse Jacobsen at Fairmont, NE.  He grew up in the Fairmont community and lived in Nebraska until moving to Kansas over 60 years ago.

He and his wife Pearl along with their family owned and operated Jacobsen Rodeo Company many years.  They provided rodeo livestock in Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.  Jake was an order buyer.  He had worked in the ring at livestock barns in St. Marys, Emmett, Marysville, Frankfort, Onaga and at both barns in Holton.  He raised horses and cattle.  Jake gathered cattle by horseback many years.  He was a member of the Delia Presbyterian Church, and was a past member of the Fairmont Methodist Church.  Jake was a member of the Eagles Lodge, I.O.O.F., SCA, URA and IRA; the Kansas Livestock Association and the Jackson County Livestock Association. A grandson gave him the nickname of Albert which stuck with him as many family members called him that.  Jake loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Francis, Bill, Floyd (Karen), and Glen.  He was also preceded in death by Mark Morgan, whom he considered a son.

On March 1, 1947 he was united in marriage to Pearl McDonald at Geneva, NE. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Dale (Carolyn) Jacobsen, Circleville; his daughter, Bonita “Sis” (Wilbur Jr.) Stum, Topeka; four grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Beverly, Jean and Pat Jacobsen; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Holton Livestock Exchange Sale Barn, Holton, KS.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Nebraska.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cowboy Crisis Fund or the Potawatomi Tribe Rescue Squad and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To read a full obituary or leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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25 thoughts on “John B. “Jake” Jacobsen

  1. Sis,
    Although I we didn’t know your dad, we are still very sorry to hear of his passing. May God grant you peace.
    Montie and Yvonne Church

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good a good man and a good friend an will be missed. May god be with you Pearl,Dale and Sis. I and Glenda will be think of you.and are prayers to all. Kenny and Glenda Hase

  3. Pearl, Dale and Sis, Sorry to hear of the loss of Jake. He was a fine man. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. Love you all!

  4. Pearl,Sis and Dale, I’m so sad to hear about Jake. I know Spike was waiting for Fat man, and they are telling everyone tales. Hugs to you all.

  5. Pearl Sis and Dale my deepest sympathy is with you all. Jake was a wonderful man. My prayers will be with all of you. God bless

  6. Ms Pearl, Sis, Dale… We are all sorry for your grieving. Thank you for sharing him with us. He enriched our lives, and he made us smile.

  7. Aunt Pearle, Dale, Bonita and families, I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Uncle Jack was such a wonderful man. I have very fond memories of him. He will be so very missed. I can’t be there with you this weekend but my prayers and thoughts are. I hope to be able to be there for his internment.

  8. It’s been about 50 years I guess. Jake was just one of those solid guys you don’t forget. We lost a real good man but he left us all with good memories. My condolences to dale, sis, pearl and all the kids.

  9. Sis & Wilbur – So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  10. Dear Sis, Wilbur and family,
    Judy and I were sorry to hear of the death of your father. You have our sympathy.
    Sis, your dad sounds like a fine and fun man to have known.
    May God bless all of you.
    Lanny and Judy Ellis

  11. Pearl, Dale and Sis–I am sorry for your loss. I have thought many times about Jake and the times we shared in the rodeo arena. God gained a great cowboy to ride the range and look out over his herd bulls.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. He was a great guy and we always enjoyed visiting with him. I know Darrin and Argyl enjoyed working with him at the sale barn Thoughts and prayers.

  13. Sis, I did not have the privilege of being around your parents but knowing that the apple doesn’t fall far from the ole tree, they have to be very special peoples.

    Dear Lord Linda and I pray that you put your loving arms around Sis and family and give them peace. Amen!

  14. Dear friends, so sorry John has passed. We know God will give you comfort at this time of loss. People say it gets better with time; but it may hurt less, but it still hurts. Let God be your guide. Our love, sympathy and prayers.
    Joe & Pauline Conley

  15. There are no words to say how sorry we are that Jake has passed. Donnie loved him so much and considered him a second dad. Donnie always said he was his “hero”.

  16. I am very sad to hear of Jake’s passing. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I feel fortunate to have known him.

  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Jake was a wonderful man and he will be missed. God be with you all through this difficult time.

  18. Pearl, Dale and Sis….So sorry to hear that Jake has passed away, we think of all of you so often. We live in Oklahoma now and don’t get up home very often. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you, would love to hear from you!

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