Alex Jacobs, age 24, of Olivia died from complications of leukemia on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services are Monday 1:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bird Island with Rev. Bob Lehner officiating. Burial is in the Bird Island City Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and continues there for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Bird Island.
Alex Thomas Jacobs was born March 26, 1990 at Willmar, MN. He grew up on the farm at Olivia and was a 2008 graduate of BOLD High School. Al attended St. Cloud State University where he graduated Cum Laude in 2013 with a degree in Accounting. Shortly after he started employment at Land O Lakes in Shoreview and then in December 2013 he was diagnosed with leukemia. Al had enjoyed music and was a self taught guitarist. He also enjoyed playing, watching, and analyzing sports especially basketball. Al had a great sense of humor, truly looked forward to being with his many friends, and loved his dog, Gromit.
Al is survived by his father, Daniel Jacobs of Olivia; his mother Karen (and Michael) Geurtz of Willmar; his sister Emma Rose Jacobs of Olivia; his brother Samuel Jacobs of Olivia; his paternal grandparents Richard and Ruth Jacobs of Bird Island; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Al was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Maurice and Rosalie Nelson; his uncle Gregg Nelson; and his aunt Margaret Jacobs.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Bird Island, MN
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