Jim Jacobs, age 93, of Shelton, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with Pastor Dean Pofahl officiating. Interment will follow at Kearney Cemetery with military honors provided by the Gibbon American Legion Post #310 in conjunction with the Nebraska National Guard Honors Team. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Nebraska Veterans Home. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh. com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
James Benton Jacobs was born February 24, 1927, in Kearney to Roy and Erna (Schauer) Jacobs. Jim was raised near Shelton and attended Shelton High School, graduating with the class of 1944. On October 8, 1950, Jim was united in marriage to Doris Blue at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lowell. To this union three children were blessed. Jim served in the U.S. Army from November of 1950 until his honorable discharge in August of 1952. He served in Korea during the Korean War from March of 1951 to February of 1952. The couple made their home south of Gibbon where Jim farmed and raised cattle until 1992. He later drove truck, retiring in 2010.
Jim was a longtime member of the Gibbon American Legion Post #310.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Renee (Roger) Swearingen, of Gibbon, and Connie (Randy) Scarrow, of Norton, Kansas; son, Brian Jacobs, of Gibbon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kelly (Orville) Vincent, of Sargent, and daughters, Sidney and Carsen and nephew, Daniel Vincent and family, Tyler (Kim) Swearingen, of Kearney, and children, Carter and Avrie, Misti (Jon) Schroeder, of Kearney, and children, Devin, of Lincoln, and MaKennah, Charley, Ryaan and Makenzie, Brandon Jacobs, of Lincoln, and daughters, Brianna and Brielle, Danette Jacobs, of Gibbon, and daughters, Desirae, Destiny and Josa, Arianna and Atticus, Seth Jacobs, of Kearney, and children, Sienna and Xavier, Geoff (Anita) Wieland, of Wheatland, Wyoming and children, Gunner, Josey and Ziva, Reiley Wieland, of Ravenna, Mallory Pinger, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, and son, Carson, and Jeremy Scarrow, of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Della Wallace, of Kearney; nieces, Trudy Jacobs, Candi Michel, and Marcene Bauer; and nephew, Cary Blue.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris Jacobs; brother, Robert Jacobs; and an infant sister.