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“I wanted to let you all know how sorry I am for your loss. Stan was a wonderful kind person with a great passion for life and his friends and family...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen Nikodym - Kansas City, KS

“Betty and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just remember all the good memories ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn Pike - Rapid City, SD

“I remember Stan mostly from highschool. He was friendly to everyone and so caring. His great smile and laugh will be forever in the hearts of those...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD

“Thinking of you at this difficult time. Linda Hapner ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Hapner - Ainsworth, NE

“Thanks for being a friend when I needed one! God's Blessings to you and your family. You can now R.I.P.! ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kenny Weiland - madison, SD

“Our deepest sympathy to you Tami, Tessa and Skyler. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Jim and Joani ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Joani Arens - Ainsworth, NE

“I remember Stan as a leader and a friend to all of his GHS clasmates. Our family would like to offer our condolences and prayers to all of Stan's...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Rodger Adams - Papillion, NE

“Stanley fought the good fight, he was one tough hombre. Many fond memories of a great friend, RIP Stanley Jake. My prayers and thoughts go out to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Kaiser - Nemo, SD - friend

“My condolences and prayers go out to Stan's family. I met Stan when we started High School in the fall of 1966, he was immediately someone I called...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Goeden - Ephrata, WA

“I read somewhere that the greatest gift you can leave behind after you die is that when someone hears your name that it will bring a smile to their...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Carla Lebert - Winner, SD

“Many wonderful memories of Stan from childhood, high school and so on. He and all his siblings are caring and loving people. Stan had a smile like...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Donna (Kingsbury) Lucas - SD

“My heart goes out to you Tami, Tess and Schyler. I remember how we (the bowling girls) used to tease you Tami, when you and Stan were dating! Stan...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Debb Gracey and Family - NE

“Our condolence to the family.. a very great guy ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: lesa dillon and family - NE

“I have lots of wonderful memories growing up neighbors to Stan and the Jacobsen family. Lots of good times with Stan and all the family. He will sure...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Gay Lynn Barry - Dallas


Stanley Alan Jacobsen was born November 2, 1951 in Burke, SD to Donald and Betty (Bouslaugh) Jacobsen, the third of seven children. Stan grew up on a farm south of Dallas and went to a one room country school. After starting high school, he went from one classmate to seventy and quickly made friends with many of them. In high school some of his achievements were student body president, playing football, and wrestling.

Stan was married to Lynn Wortman at a young age. From this union came his eldest son Adam and two grandchildren, Abby and Jake—so the Jacobsen family has a real Jake. He worked on the farm for years while managing the Homesteader Bar in Gregory. He then moved to Winner where he was the proprietor of the Pheasant Bar and Dick's Place.

Stan married Tami Beran in 1990 and from that union Tessa and Skyler were born. Tess is exceptionally talented in music and Skyler was an exceptional athlete and Valedictorian of his class. Stan was so very proud of his children.

After leaving The Pheasant and Dick's Bar in Winner, Stan went to work for Sioux Steel Company for the remainder of his working years. He was recognized with many accomplishments as well as outstanding employee and salesperson of the year in 2008. He was forced to quit because of his illness. What many people probably do not know about Stan is that he was a faithful student of God's Word, studying from one to three hours daily for the last 18 years.

On May 27, 2015 Stan passed away in his home in Yankton at the age of 63 years.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father Donald, nephew Sam Montgomery (Jeanie and Steve Montgomery) and niece Amy (Sue Miller), and his sister Sue, to whom he was very close.

Stan is survived by his wife Tami Jacobsen from Ainsworth, NE, three children, Adam Jacobsen and fiancé Tara Benson and daughter Meckenzie of Salem SD, Tessa Jacobsen of Creighton, NE, and Skyler Jacobsen just graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE, and two grandchildren, Abby and Jake. Also surviving is Stan's mother Betty Lou Wortman, five siblings: Gary Jacobsen and wife Diane, Judy Drey and husband Dave, Jeanie Montgomery and husband Steve, John Jacobsen and wife Shelly, Rose Meyer and husband Tony, brother-in-law Mark Miller, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Stanley's wishes were to give a special thank you to Dr. Tony Berg from Winner and Dr. John Lee from Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls who helped him with his 10 year cancer battle. He spoke highly of them both.

Stan's greatest love of life was first his faith in the Lord where he was a mentor to many people, and also a loving father and husband along with a devoted friend to all.

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A visitation for Stanley Jacobsen, 63, of Ainsworth, NE, was held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory, SD. A time of memory sharing followed at 7 p.m with Pastors Gary Jacobsen and Allen Bouslaugh. A eulogy was given by Scott Rysdon.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory with Pastor Jared Nies officiating.

Donna Rezac and Gerrie Soper were in charge of registration.

Flower attendant was Judy Drey.

Ushers were Pat Taggart, Donavon Johnson, and Pat Backman.

Music was provided by Jane Raschke, soloist, accompanied by Cathy Ramsell. Congregational songs were "Amazing Grace," "Onward Christian Soldiers," "How Great Thou Art," and "On Eagles Wings."

Pallbearers were Jack Dooley, John Halverson, Riley Sargent, Monte James, Larry Shavlik, Larry Grim, Gregg Drees, Ray Bokker, Harold Benson, Darrell Shattuck, and Keith Goeden.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Class of 1970.

Inurnment in a private family service was in the Hillview Cemetery, Dallas, SD.