Vernon Jacobs


July 31, 1932 - April 10, 2018


Vernon Jacobs, 85 of Mitchell died, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Silver Ridge Cemetery in Stickney.  Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Vernon Dale Jacobs was born July 31, 1932 to John and Lena (Hemeyer) in Parkston SD. He grew up in Stickney and graduated from Stickney High School. After high school Vernon joined the Marines and served in the Korean War.

Vernon married Dorothy (Burns) and they had three children. After Dorothy's death Vernon married Connie (Moore) and they had two children.

Vernon was the local carpenter for over 40 years in the Stickney area. He also farmed for 18 years near Stickney raising livestock and growing crops. After moving to Mitchell in 1990 he continued doing maintenance work for an apartment complex until 2004 when he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards, gardening, and watching baseball. He was a lifetime member of the Stickney Legion and the Plankinton VFW. He loved spending time with family and friends and will be remembered for his storytelling and sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife Connie, Mitchell; children: Dale (Sue) Jacobs, Sioux Falls; Ronda (John) Vetch, Mitchell; Terry (Anne) Jacobs, Yankton; Tammy (Bill) Beintema, Sioux Falls; and Mike (Hope) Jacobs, Sioux Falls; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, Howard (Vivian), Spearfish; three sisters Joyce Larson, Mitchell; Bernice Borman, Stickney; and Joan Juntunen, Plankinton; and a sister-in-law, Lonnie Burns, Mitchell; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, brother Ron Jacobs, sisters-in-law Marcia Jacobs, Donna Messer, Shirley Bruseth, brothers-in-law Bud Larson, Don Borman, Eldon Juntunen, Bob Messer, Cliff Burns, and Bob Bruseth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mitchell Heart and Sole Cancer Walk and Run.


Monday, April 16, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 N Duff St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Silver Ridge Cemetery
Stickney, South Dakota

Posted by Brian & Lorrie Berg on April 26, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Posted by Darla Ryan on April 16, 2018
So many memories of family times together. You will. E missed dearly. Heartfelt sorrow goes to the family. You will be dearly missed. Love to you all at this time of sorrow.
Posted by James,Marla.Patrick,Shierra Symes on April 16, 2018
Sympathies to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Jerry and Carol Keenan on April 16, 2018
I served in Korea with Vernon (we called him Jake when we served in Korea) He was the best man in our gun section and I was proud to have served with him. I was proud to call him friend. He was as good a man as I could ever hope to meet.
Posted by Daryl and Elaine Moore on April 14, 2018
Connie, sorry to hear about your loss, our sympathies to you and family.
Posted by Pam (Moller) Goldammer on April 14, 2018
My sympathies to the Jacobs and extended families. Prayers for your peace and comfort.
Posted by Larry and Lila Bohr on April 13, 2018
Connie and family you have our sympathy and prayers. We had many memories at the Hemeyer picnics. Vernon and Larry talked a lot at then. We are sorry for your loss. I'm not sure if we will make it for the funeral. I hope we can.
Posted by Cheryl Peters on April 13, 2018
Connie and family, you have my sincere sympathy. Mark and I really appreciated all of Vernon's work building our house 40 years ago. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Glenn Sealey on April 13, 2018
Dear Jacobs family, my Mom, Donna was a cousin to Vernon. We send our deepest sympathies. I haven't seen many of you for years but I have fond memories of coming to Stickney as a kid to see Uncle John and Aunt Lena. May your memories help sustain you in the days and weeks to come.
Posted by Judy Larsen on April 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss....wishing you all peace at this sad time...RIP Stubby...RIP
Posted by Ralph and Jan on April 12, 2018
Sending you all of you Prayers and Hugs.Vernon was so easy visit with and now his suffering is done..

so visit
Posted by steve scarborough on April 12, 2018
sorry for your loss many good memorys
Posted by Deb Hargens on April 12, 2018
I remember as a kid how we always can and got gallons of milk from your farm and all the cats you had and of your mom doing my moms hair those were some good years - I will keep your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time
Posted by Jodi Ziebart on April 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by LeAnne Messer Fosdick on April 12, 2018
I am so sorry to hear that Stub passed away. It certainly made the time that I visited with him at Steve’s Celebration of Life service extra special!! I will certainly be keeping you all close in my heart ❤️AND in my prayers as well.
Posted by Lorri May on April 12, 2018
Connie and Terry and Family - I’m so sorry for the loss of Stub. I remember his sense of humor and how he always could get a laugh out of me when I was a kid!
Posted by Craig Plamp on April 12, 2018
Connie and family my sympathy to you all at this sad time.
Posted by Gregg and Jody Brower on April 12, 2018
Our sympathies to all of you on the loss of your husband, dad and grandpa, May your precious memories of him bring you joy and peace, and a smile to your face. Please know you all have been in our thoughts and prayers these last couple days and we will continue to think of you in the days ahead.
Posted by Jason Gardner on April 11, 2018
I will truly miss the fun conversation that Vernon brought to me while at work
Posted by Kathy McBrayer remund on April 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Deb and Tom Neugebauer on April 11, 2018
This world has lost a great man. Deepest sympathy to all of you who held him dear.
Posted by Glenis & Milford Busch on April 11, 2018
Tammy and family, so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Jennifer Larsen on April 11, 2018
So very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Diana & Alvin Andera on April 11, 2018
Our sympathy to Connie and families.
Posted by Don Mary Oakland on April 11, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to the Jacobs family at this time of your loss
Posted by Chrisy Moore, KC Baldwin, Hannah & Haley on April 11, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. All our love and prayers Aunt Connie, Dale, Ronda, Terry, Tammy and Mike. You'll be missed by many Uncle Vernon. May God be with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Karen Abrahamson on April 11, 2018
Tammy, my sympathies to you and your family.
Posted by Paulette & Brad on April 11, 2018
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time of loss. May you hold on to the memories. Hugs
Posted by Dawn Wood on April 11, 2018
Our family will never be the same! So many memories of our times with Uncle Vernon! I can still hear his laugh (giggle)! You fought the good fight .... now it is time for your rest! Love you so! Hugs and love to the entire family!
Posted by Sharon Beckmann on April 11, 2018
My sympathy to the families. He did a lot of carpentry work for my mom and he would always stop and talk to u no matter where he saw u
Posted by Vicki N Del Persson on April 11, 2018
Our sympathy to Connie and children .
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