Alfred Jacobs left this earth to join Jesus in Heaven Thursday, May 3, 2018, at home in Kansas City, MO after recurring, prolonged illnesses.
He leaves behind his wife of 13 years, Virginia Jacobs; his sons, Fred (Jane) and Tim (Joyce) Jacobs; his daughter, Stacy (John) Miller; stepdaughters, Cheryl Alexander, Deborah (Ed) Moss, Nancy (John) Wetig, and Lisa (Jerry) Viegra; stepsons, Mark and Michael (Renee) Crain; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many friends.
Born May 1, 1927, in Pfeifer, KS, the son of John P. and Margaret Jacobs (nee Kisner), Alfred spent most of his life there, before moving to Salina, KS and then Kansas City, MO.
After working for the Union Pacific Railroad and Ellis County Road Department for several years, he purchased Jacobs Service in Pfeifer in April, 1959, and built it into a thriving business enterprise which he operated for more than 30 years. He was a savvy business man and developed numerous, lasting relationships with an ever-expanding customer base.
He started playing golf well after his 60th birthday, making many friends in the process, and impressing everyone with his aptitude and quick skill development at a relatively advanced age.
Alfred was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Rita Mae Jacobs; his daughter, Karen Baczkowski; his parents; ten brothers and sisters; and four step-brothers.
Alfred’s life was his family, and he maintained that the best times of his life were when everyone was together for celebrations, such as his 90th birthday in 2017. He was filled with pride about the many accomplishments of his family members, and he always demonstrated unwavering love and support for them.
Memorial donations in Alfred’s name may be made to Holy Cross Charities; 1313 Steven Drive: Hays, KS 67601.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina where there will be visitation at the church from 11:00 am until the hour of the Mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salina.
Friends may call at the Ryan Mortuary on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1 until 8:00 pm that evening where the family will receive friends from 4 until 8:00 pm. Vigil services will be held at 6:00 pm that evening.
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