Thomas E. Jacobs, 52, of Eagan, Minnesota, formerly of Plainview, Minnesota,
passed away peacefully at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis from
pancreatitis. His family was at his side. Tom was born on March 11, 1965 in
Wabasha, Minnesota, to Earl E. and Rita (Deming) Jacobs. Tom graduated from
Plainview High School in 1983. He then attended college and graduated from
Mankato State University in 1987. Tom served honorably in the National Guard
and worked for West Publishing in Eagan, Minnesota for over 20 years.
Tom loved spending time with his family and came to Plainview almost every
weekend to help his parents in any way he could. He loved cooking for large
gatherings, especially on holidays. His family always looked forward to his
creations! He never let us down! He loved activities in the outdoors including
hunting, fishing, gardening and helping his brother on the farm. Tom was an avid
gardener and was known for making great products and meals from his harvest.
He was also an avid NASCAR, Minnesota Viking, Minnesota Twins and Wild fan.
Tom loved life!
Tom will be sadly missed by his parents, Earl and Rita Jacobs of Plainview,
siblings Jennifer Barney of Michigan ND, Mark (Denise) Jacobs of Plainview MN,
Daniel (DeeRenee) Jacobs of Port Angeles WA, Mary (Bill) Wagner of Rochester
MN, Susan (Mike) Thompson of Casper WY, Julie (Chuck) Kruger of St. Cloud
MN, John (Jane) Jacobs of Rochester MN, Michael (Dan) Jacobs of Vancouver
WA, and Karen Jacobs of Mason City IA. Tom was greatly loved by 20 nieces
and nephews Erin, Jerilym, Marie, Jacob, Ben, Elizabeth, Teresa, Becky, Ann,
Jim, April, John, Emily, Justin, Gerrett, Jacob, Sam, Mitch, Quinn, and Colin and
27 great nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his brother-in-law
Michael Barney.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December
6, 2017 at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview, MN with Father William
Becker presiding. Burial will immediately follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation
will be at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, MN on Tuesday, December
5, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church on
Wednesday for one hour before the service.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-