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Jerome Charles Jacobs, Sr. was born February 16, 1947, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Arthur and Leona (Edelbrock) Jacobs.  He attended Rosary School at St. Dominic and graduated from Bethlehem Academy in Faribault in 1966.  Following his education he joined the US Navy and served in the Philippine Islands during the Vietnam Conflict.  He married Penny School and they had 3 sons, later divorcing.  Following his honorable discharge he returned to Saint Paul and began working at 3M In 1977, Jerry married Deborah Plaggemeyer at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Burnsville.  After marriage they made their home in Northfield.  Jerry worked at 3M, as an over the road truck driver and as a security guard until retiring.   He was a life member of the Northfield VFW and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and his ATV.  He was independent, determined, helpful, generous with his time, and had a big heart.  He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Deborah; his children: Jerome Jr. Of Illinois, Chris (Kelly) of Florida, Jesse of Wanamingo, Stephanie of Northfield; 3 grandchildren: Jordon Egge, Faith Jacobs and Dustin Jones; one great-granddaughter, Kammy Wollin; 2 sisters: Juanita (Ike) Sherman of Rochester, Darlene Hagen of South St. Paul, Arthur Jacobs Jr. of Iowa, Stan (Linda) Jacobs of Warsaw; his sister-in-law, Cindy Schmidt of Bloomington;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Ivan and Donna Mae Plaggemeyer and his brother-in-law Donald Hagen.
Jerry passed away on Wednesday morning, January 21, 2015, at the Northfield Hospital, at the age of 67.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.  Pallbearers will be Jordon Egge, Art Jacobs, Jesse Jacobs, Stan Jacobs, Stephanie Jacobs and Dustin Jones.  Visitation will be 4-7PM Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield.  Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.  www.northfieldfuneral.com