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June 1, 1957 – Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Service Information
Buffalo Evangelical Free Church
Saturday, March 8, 2014
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, March 7, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Glen W. “Jake” Jacobs, age 56, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at his residence.
Glen Jacobs “Jake” was born on June 1, 1957 in Oakbrook, Illinois the son of John J. & Geraldine I. Kusnierz Jacobs.
Glen’s father passed away when children John, Glen and Jeanne were young. Glen was a wonderful son and brother. Their mom, Gerry valued her time with them. She made sure to instill a strong work ethic but told them to always remember to enjoy life.
With the later passing of Jeanne at a young age of 17 Glen learned to value family at its fullest.
Glen and his wife and children moved to Buffalo, Minnesota in the summer of 1995. He was employed with Metz Baking Company at the time of the move. In 1998 he made a decision to purchase his own route with Brownberry Bread Company where he became an independent business owner. Continuing on with Glen’s passion of entrepreneurship, Glen, his wife Maggie, and a business partner purchased an embroidery franchise with Embroid Me. Glen’s goal after retirement was to work with young adults in the community to teach them how to take their skills to produce their own business. Glen taught each one of his children the importance of a strong work ethic; when the opportunity arose he would take them to work and teach them the skill. Their pay was $5 and a meal at McDonalds. Later, Glen made the decision to sell his businesses and become part of the management team with Bimbo Baking Company. He loved his work, and his poor health never stopped him from getting up every morning to fulfill a strong work day. He stopped working only a few weeks before his battle with cancer came to an end.
Glen’s first passion was worshipping with His Lord and Savior. He was very committed to Men of Faith. He loved hanging out with his church friends whenever possible. Glen was a good friend to everybody and had a great sense of humor.
Glen’s most passionate hobby was being with his family at his property up north. He made it simple and relaxing. He loved cooking and especially grilling… he could not get enough of his beef!
He was a man that followed and loved Jesus; he loved his family dearly, and reached out to others with kindness.
Since Glen’s cancer diagnosis he faithfully prayed the words every morning, “I love you, I trust you, I need you.” Before passing, he made it very evident that he would love for his family members and friends to be with him in the celebration of Jesus. We will continue to celebrate with Glen every day!
Glen is survived by wife: Maggie Jacobs; a son: Patrick; a daughter: Anna; a son: Daniel Jacobs; a brother: John Jacobs; aunt: Rita Corcoran; aunt: Carol Christenson; niece: Kelsey Jacobs; nephew: Colin Jacobs.
He is preceded by his dad: John Joseph Jacobs; mom: Geraldine Irene Jacobs (Kusnierz); a sister: Jeanne Jacobs; grandfather: John Kusnierz, grandmother: Irene Kusnierz, grandfather:John Jacobs, grandmother: Christine Jacobs and by a uncle: William Jacobs.

A Memorial service for Glen W. “Jake” Jacobs held on Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 P.M. at The Buffalo Evangelical Free Church.

A time of gathering held on Friday, March 7th from 4-8 P.M. at The Buffalo Evangelical Free Church.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jennifer Bacik

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family in this most sad time. Jake was a great man. Marissa loved him dearly. You all came into our lives in such a wonderful way. We will miss Jake’s laugh, presence. I know that he is looking down from a beautiful place watching over all of you. May he rest in peace, and may you all remember the great memories made. God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow.
    Joe, Jennifer, Marissa and Ian

  2. Elizabeth Husom

    Miss Maggie and Family,
    We love you so much. Andrew said he is sorry Maggie is sad. When I asked what the best thing would be to make you feel better, he said to give back your toy and give you a hug and say we are sorry and love you very much. I wish SO BADLY we could give your family back what you ache for, but can say with all our hearts we are sorry and love you very much.

  3. Theresa Galus

    I think he is the Glen Jacobs I went to Fenton High School with in Bensenville, Illinois. In fact, I walked right next to him during our graduation procession. I was very sad to read this. Glen was always kind to me. Theresa Galus

  4. Tom & Karen Berns Family

    We are all very sorry for your loss. Heaven has a new shining Angel among them. I am sure Glen is watching over each of you and will continue to all the rest of your lives. He was a good friend and will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless & Protect the Jacobs Family.
    All our Love & Sympathy,
    The Berns Family; Tom, Karen, Cameron, Kayla & Courtney

  5. Kitty Kaufman Schmitt

    Dear Maggie and family and friends;
    I just heard about Glen’s passing when I was back in Illinois this past week (April 15). I am so sorry and my condolences go out to you. Glen was a wonderful friend. He was kind, compassionate, and passionate about everything! I went to Fenton High School and college with him and I have nothing but the fondest of memories. He was a great man and I respect him dearly. He will be missed but never forgotten.


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