May 17, 2022 at 7:01 p.m.

Donald P. “Don” Jacobs

Donald P. “Don” Jacobs
Donald P. “Don” Jacobs


Donald P. “Don” Jacobs, 89, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully April 26, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona.

A memorial service was May 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Marty Porter officiating. Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre. 

Donald Paul Jacobs was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Sauk Centre, to Herbert and Bertha (Fischer) Jacobs. On April 18, 1956, Donald married Dorothy Beilke at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. After their marriage, the couple took over the family farm. He was a farmer and salesman all his life. Don and Dorothy enjoyed wintering in Arizona, dancing and going on fishing trips. Don also enjoyed flying his airplanes, showing his Model A cars, going to tractor pulls and his clocks, his many clocks. 

Don was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Sauk Centre Flying Club. He was the president of the Flying Club for many years and then served as airport manager.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jacobs of Sauk Centre; children Verna (Gerald) Boecker of Melrose, Bryon (Kathy) Jacobs of Sauk Centre, Leroy (Dottie) Jacobs of Sauk Centre, Cindy (Ronnie) Middendorf of Melrose, and Brenda (Mark) Leukam of Albany; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters Luella (Erv) Alt of Grey Eagle and Marion Lunceford of Stanchfield.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law Vera (Vern) Asmus and Esther (Ray) Neumann; brother and sister-in-law Marvin (Joan) Jacobs; and brother-in-law Jim Lunceford.

Serving as crucifer and urn bearer was Kevin Jacobs.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.




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