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November 16, 1930 – Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Monday, August 17th
7 pm

Visitation Information

John A. Jacobs, age 78, of Blaine passed away on Wednesday, August 129 at Golden Living Center Lake Ridge in Roseville.

He was born on November 16, 1930 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County the son of John & Alberta G. Peterson Jacobs.

He graduated from Rockford High School in 1948 and later completed a two year accounting correspondence course.

John honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1951-1954.

On September 8, 1956, John A. Jacobs and Shirley J. Thingvold were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with five children.

On August 27, 1954 to January 1, 1962, John engaged in dairy farming near Lake Rebecca.

On January 1, 1962 to January 1, 1963 he was a retail salesman at Johnny’s Implement in Buffalo. John also sold health and accident insurance part time.

From January of 1963 to August of 1971, John was employed as a District Manager of Massey-Ferguson, Inc. He traveled north central Minnesota, establishing and maintaining a dealer organization in the business of retailing farming, industrial, lawn and garden equipment and snowmobiles.

From August of 1971 to November of 1976, John served as President and General Manager of The Owatonna Farm Center, Inc. in Owatonna, Minnesota.

From November of 1976 to October of 1979 he served as President and part owner of J & W Implement, Inc. in Kasson, Minnesota. This Implement dealership sold Massey-Ferguson, White and Hesston farm machinery.

From October of 1979 until retirement he was a District Manager of AGCO Corporation. His duties included being responsible for

maintaining a sales organization consisting of a group of Independent farm equipment dealers in the business of selling AGCO Farm Equipment.

John enjoyed golfing, camping, running, photography, cycling and he enjoyed time spent with his family.

Survived by loving wife of fifty-two years, Shirley J. Jacobs; children, Susie Jacobs, David (Pam Taylor) Jacobs, Sandy (Bob) Brama, Billy Jacobs and Tom Jacobs & family; five step-grandchildren: Chris, Billy, Joey, Patrick and Timmy Brama; two grandchildren: Jonathan and Brittany Brama; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, John & Alberta Jacobs.

Funeral services for John Jacobs were held at 7 PM Monday, August 17th at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Chaplain Tom Davis officiated. Interment with military honors was at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 18th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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