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April 18, 1968 – Saturday, September 14, 2013

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN
Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Monte Lynn Jacobs, age 45, of Hanover passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on April 18, 1968 in Center, North Dakota the son of Donald & Kathleen (Kormann) Jacobs.

Monte graduated from Dickinson State University and NDSCS in Whapeton.

On 07/10/04 Monte Lynn Jacobs and Katie Hackenmueller were joined in marriage.

Monte was employed as a Credit Analyst for AgStar Financial.

He was an avid hunter and sportsman and enjoyed any outdoor activity. Monte had an interest in everybody and everything that was going on in their lives. He enjoyed spending time with those he loved.

Survived by his loving wife: Katie; daughters: Ashley Ruch, Allison Ruch and Molly Jacobs; brothers: Wayne (Lori) Jacobs, Roland (Kim) Jacobs, Brad (Cheryl) Jacobs and Blaine (Sherry) Jacobs; a sister: Jennifer (Tracy) Peterson; mother-in-law: Agatha Hackenmueller; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Mike (Sue) Hackenmueller, Mary (August) Keller, Ann (Terry) Nelson, Colleen (Steve) Garty and Ed (Sara) Hackenmueller; and many relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, parents: Donald & Kathleen Jacobs and by his father-in-law: Vernon Hackenmueller.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Monte Jacobs will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 A.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Concelebrants will be Father Jerry Hackenmueller and Father Peter Richards.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery .

A visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, September 18th from 4-8 P.M.

35 Guestbook Entries

  1. Karol Fredrickson

    Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Kathi Forness

    Katie, I am at a loss for words. I am so sorry for your loss. You and Monte are one of the most adorable couples. You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and warm hugs to you all. Please call if you need anything or just want a shoulder! KFo will be there! Love ya!

  3. Deann & Jack Gleason

    We are thinking of you during this hard time and pray that God holds you tight in his hands. May your memories help get you through this time.

  4. Cathy Thomas

    My heart and prayers are with you, your family and your friends. Let me know if there are ways I can help. Take care. ~Cathy

  5. Gary & Susan Hagel

    Digger you were such a special person and you will surely be missed by the many frieds and family that you have. Rest in peace.

  6. Patty Jacobs Schumacher

    We are so saddened to hear about Monte. I remember the good times we had on the farm, in Center and in Bismarck. I always felt we had a special connection because our Dads were twins. Monte, I remember holding you as a baby. May the Good Lord be holding you now.

  7. Brenden Miller

    Accept our deepest condolences.
    Monte’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Mike Hillstrom

    We are sorry to hear about Monte’s death. Our prayers will be with the whole family in this difficult time.

  9. Bradley Johnson

    Family and friends of Monte, words cannot describe how he touched my life. A friend falls short of describing this man. May he rest in peace and all of us who enjoyed his stories and more importantly his kindness and laugh, remember the good times and cherish those memories. My thoughts and condolences are with all of you and take pride in knowing that we were part of Monte’s life! Oh what a life. Digger, I will miss you, but you will never be forgoten! God Bless and God’s Speed my friend!
    Bradley Johnson and Family, Lewiston, Idaho

  10. Laura Tveter Peterson

    Praying for Monte’s family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  11. Shaun Van Vark

    Katie — I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Dale and Cheryl Schulz

    To the family of Monte (Digger); Sorry to hear of your loss., Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God be with you!

  13. Tim Howard

    Family and friends of Monte; I am completely at a loss for words and still processing the loss of a great friend and teammate. He touched so many lives with his kindness and laughs. My prayers go out to his entire family. May he rest in peace!! God Bless.

  14. Kevin Dissell

    Oue deepest sympathies to the family of Digger. It has been some time since we last saw him but anyone with the zest for life that we all knew was in him, will be missed greatly. Lots of memories of the Great Basketball games in Center and around region as well as countless rounds of laughter while we all played softball for Rud Oil. Digger, from the entire Dissell Family, you will be missed and never forgotten!
    Kevin, Gwendy, Eric & Ashley

  15. Kenny McDonald

    Rest in peace old friend. I’ll miss you and look forward to seeing you again.
    With love,
    Kenny McDonald & family

  16. Roger Parkhouse

    Monte, the hunter. That picture of him and the deer is so appropriate, he loved hunting so much. He would tell me when he was home at Center that there were early mornings that he went hunting and then went to work. No problem as Monte always got his job done and was very diligent with every job he had with our company.

    I remember while being in Minneapolis one time, giving him the keys to my company pickup and while he was courting Katie he took her to lunch in it.

    Sharon and I also share with everyone grieving the loss of Monte.

    God’s peace to all who mourn his passing.

    Roger and Sharon Parkhouse

  17. Mary and Dale Kasowski

    Our hearts go out to you in your loss. Monte will be greatly missed by so many. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Dale and Mary Kasowski

  18. Dean Berger

    Deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Monte. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  19. Mary (Perschke) Woodley

    Wayne, Roland, Blaine, Brad, Jennifer, and families; So very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express them. Thoughts and prayers to all of you and your families. Hugs to all.
    Mary Woodley and family

  20. Robin Triplett

    Kate soooo sorry to hear about Monte’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your families. Thinking of you this week. Take care.

  21. Ed Meendering

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. We have great memories of duck hunting in Woodworth and attending DU banquets with the Jacobs family.

  22. Jane Sproul (friend of Cheryl & Brad Jacobs)

    My condolences to the family for such a loss.

  23. Darlene Jacobs

    I long to be with you all during this time of deep sadness but instead will have to make do with these few words for today. My love and prayers are with you all, and from afar the tears. God is with you, with us, as Monte is with God.

  24. Barb and Greg Neutz

    To the Jacobs family — Katie, Wayne, Roland, Blaine, Brad and Jen and families; We are so sorry to hear about Monte. What a good person to have gone so young. I really didn’t get to know Monte all that well, but I do know that he would have given the shirt off of his back to help others. He was a very good family man and close to his brothers and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tough time. Love, Greg and Barb Neutz

  25. Mike Rud

    I would echo the sentiments of Darlene Jacobs. God is with you as Monte is with God. Hang on to those words in the days ahead. You all are like family to me. While my heart is heavy with sorrow, my mind flashes back to all the wonderful times I spent with Digger and inside I smile. I loved him like a little brother and always will. He was unquestionably one of my favorite people and brought great joy, warmth and love to the Rud Household whenever he came through the door. He was always welcome. I’m sorry I can’t be with you right now. I have prior family commitments. Monte would want me to keep these with my girls. Know that I am with you in mind and spirit and know that I will continue to pray for my dear friend Monte and all of you in the days to come. I love you all and offer my deepest heartfelt condolences. Me and girls will remember Monte in our own way on Thursday morning as we travel. May the Lord grant him eternal peace in Heaven and may He grant all of us His unconditional love and mercy as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and loved one. I go back to what the Pastor at my Uncle Curtis’ funeral told us when he died suddenly some 20 years ago, while the earth may be a darker place today because of his passing, rest assured that Heaven is a brighter place because of his presence. Hang on to that thought in the days to come. I’m sure him and Big D are arguing about what game to watch already.

    May God Bless and be with all of you. I will see you soon and WE Will CELEBRATE Monte’s life.

  26. Carol and Doug Rerick

    Dear Katie, Molly, Ashley, Allison, Wayne, Roland, Brad, Blaine, Jennifer, and all of your family members:
    We are praying for peace and comfort for all of you and are very saddened for your loss. We will join Monte in heaven one day! Please accept our sympathy and prayers. Sorry we are unable to attend Monte’s funeral but I presently have severe bronchitis. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers forever! Love you all, Carol and Doug Rerick

  27. Deborah Meyhoff

    Katie, Ashley, Allie and sweet, sweet Molly:
    Brent and I were so very saddened to hear of Monte’s passing. Words cannot express what he meant to the entire Meyhoff family. Our hearts are heavy for you and your girls. We will never forget all our good times, the laughter, and the b.s.’ing that was involved when “Digger” was around. The world has lost a wonderful person. We will hold our “Digger memories” close to our heart now and forever. God’s blessings to you all in this most difficult time. Brent and Deb

  28. ReBecca Berger

    I remember Digger from school. He was older than me but he was someone we all looked up to. Such a kind heart, funny & smiling! I have great memories & know I was blessed to know him. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to his entire family. Please keep his memories close to your heart.
    Deepest sympathies, ReBecca (Becky) Berger & family

  29. Helen Ike

    Please know that I am thinking of you all, as is my family. Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and loss. Love, Helen and Lauren Ike

  30. Keith Marquardt

    What a great guy and a great loss for us all. We will all miss him making us laugh. Rest in peace my friend.

  31. Jon Plowman

    So sad! Monte played on one of my favorite teams along with my oldest son Pat. Such a great family! My condolences to the family.

  32. Beth Grizzle

    I am so saddened to hear about Monte. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Love to you all.

  33. Joe and Lisa (Ike) McLean

    I cannot tell you the sorrow we feel at your loss. I clearly remember being in awe of all of you boys as a young girl. We wish we could be there with you all during this tragic time. Please know how much we love you no matter how far away we are. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Lisa

  34. Lisa Aman Doll

    I was sorry to hear of Monte’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of sorrow..

  35. Laura Dresser

    Hi, My name is Laura Dresser and I went to school with Monte and graduated with him. I am so sorry to be sending this so late but just received word from my mother and brother of Monte’s passing. I want to send my prayers to Monte’s family and let them know they are in my thoughts. I remember Monte in high school. He always was happy and joking around and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He always made time for anyone and made everyone feel like they were important. He was a great friend and a beautiful Spirit. All my love and prayers to Monte’s family. He will always be remembered!


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