Gerhard "Gert" A. Jacobs, 99, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Gerhard August Jacobs was born May 19, 1904 on the family farm in Preston Township, Plymouth County, the son of John and Emilie (Becker) Jacobs. Gert was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. He attended country school in Preston Township. Gert was united in marriage to Dena Wilken on Oct. 9, 1930, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gert and Dena farmed for many years and moved to Le Mars in 1964. In Le Mars, Gert worked part-time for the Le Mars Hatchery for nearly 20 years.
Gert enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bowling in his younger years. Gert and Dena enjoyed traveling during their retirement years.
Gert had been an active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church his entire life. He was a longtime member of the Lutheran Brotherhood and had served his church in several positions throughout the years.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Orlan and Karen Jacobs of Le Mars and Stanley and LeJoyce Jacobs of Akron; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and David Sitzmann of Le Mars; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Gert was preceded in death by his wife, Dena on Jan. 29, 1998; two sisters, Margaret Molzen and Hannah Borchers; a brother, Fred Jacobs; and a granddaughter, Mary Angela Jacobs.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron with the Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends after 6 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Shane Jacobs, Kelly Jacobs, Jamie Jacobs, Scott Jacobs, Kevin Jacobs, and Zachary Sitzmann.