Jacob C. “Jake” Shirley

Jacob C. “Jake” Shirley

May 26, 1982 – Jan 10, 2018

Preceded in death by father, Fredrick R. Shirley.  Survived by wife, Melissa R. Shirley; son, Hunter; mother, Pamela Shirley; grandfather, Keith Bridges; sister, Josephine “Joy” Nielsen (Eric); aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends; cousin, David Shirley.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Jan. 15th from 9am to 10:45am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in La Vista, followed by SERVICES at 11am at the church.  Interment at Riverton, Iowa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hunter Shirley Education Fund.




  • Bill and Mary Kay Jordan Posted January 11, 2018 2:41 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda & Mike McGuire Posted January 11, 2018 3:50 pm

    Dear Pam & Melissa: We are so Sorry for your Lost and we are sending our prayers to your Family Today.
    God Bless.

  • Rosemarie Palmer Posted January 11, 2018 3:55 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers I wasn’t close with Jake but I’m very close with joy and if they were anything alike I can’t even imagine how missed he will be .

  • Alana Whitmarsh Posted January 11, 2018 3:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your families loss. My heart goes out to you all! ❤️

  • Lloyd Rowland Posted January 11, 2018 4:14 pm

    So sorry meissa. Have no words for how you and Hunter must feel.

  • Brian Schwinderman Posted January 11, 2018 4:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. ?

  • Ron Bimes, New Orleans Posted January 11, 2018 6:04 pm

    Deepest sympathy from New Orleans in your great loss. Thinking especially of Hunter—Don and Marjorie think he is the cutest boy.

  • Christopher Mertz Posted January 11, 2018 7:31 pm

    Words are truly unable to convey the sense of loss that so many must feel with Jake’s passing. As it seemed that Jake was always one to greet with a smile and inspire laughter through his off kilter thoughts and opinions. I an honored to have been part of many misadventures with Jake, and truth be told I will cherish those memories as each day passes. Whenever I think of him, it will be in a kind light as he was truly a good man. He will undoubtedly be missed by any and all that were blessed to have had him been part of their life.

  • Curt & Holly Zellmer Posted January 12, 2018 6:38 am

    Dear Pam, Joy, Melissa and Hunter, We are so sorry for your loss of Jake, may your sorrow be healed and replaced with loving memories that bring joy to your hearts. We are blessed to have such a wonderful family touch our lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, X&O’s.

  • John Bentley Posted January 12, 2018 7:08 am

    Deepest condolences to the family from us in Ohio. God bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Luke Grosse Posted January 12, 2018 7:43 am

    This loss is almost too much to bear. My heart is broken for Melissa and Hunter, and Pam and Joy, and all of us who were touched by Jake’s warmth, humor, loyalty, and charismatic energy. Jake was as devoted and faithful of a husband and father as I have ever known. His life is a testament to how much he was loved, and how much love he had to give. I am forever grateful for his friendship, and I take comfort in knowing that he has been welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven, where there is no illness, no pain, no suffering, and no impatience, so he will not mind waiting to see us all again.

  • Lesley Price Posted January 12, 2018 11:37 am

    Dear Melissa, Hunter & Pam,

    Words cannot express our thoughts and feelings. Jake is one of our favorite clients and we have always talked of Jake & Ava and the bond they had. She is a special girl and Jake knew that. We loved seeing the bond they had and how much she wanted to please him. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and Jake & Ava will never be forgotten.

  • Doug & Ellen Rowland Posted January 13, 2018 6:38 am

    A hole has been made in our hearts with the passing of Jake… We are saddened with our loss. He was the love of our daughter and a great father to our grandson. Keeping family & friends in our prayers.

  • John and Cynthia Tiedeman Posted January 13, 2018 10:58 am

    Sending sympathy and love.

  • Norah Winter Posted January 13, 2018 1:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for everyone!

  • Kenneth and Colleen Posted January 13, 2018 10:05 pm

    Dear Melissa, Hunter, Pam, Joy, and Eric,

    We are sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all. Treasure all the many wonderful memories that you had with Jake as they will help you through the healing process.

  • Joy Nielsen Posted January 14, 2018 1:27 am

    This is jake’s Sister, after the service, there a luncheon at the church. Also, we’re taking his creamated remains to Riverton in the Spring. Just a minor detail I thought people would like to know. Thank you for all your love and support. -Joy

  • Joyce Begemann Posted January 14, 2018 4:45 pm

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family…sending hugs and prayers.

  • Ireydisa Gomez-Hall Posted January 17, 2018 10:12 am

    Melissa I am so sorry for your loss. It is a loss that words are not able to describe. My hope for your family is to be able to gather strength from those around you and be able to move forward at your own pace. I hope that you have the time and space for healing in the days, months, years to come. My condolences. Ireydisa

  • Sr. Mary Francis Hone,(Patricia) Posted February 4, 2018 3:57 pm

    Dear Pam, I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your son, Jake. He was so young. I pray for him, and for strength and peace for you and all your family. Love, Pat

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