Marie C. (McManaman) Jacobi

Marie C. (McManaman) Jacobi

October 29, 1937 – March 8, 2021

Marie Claire (McManaman) Jacobi was born on October 29, 1937 to James Joseph and Nora Margaret (McCarthy) McManaman in Spalding, NE.  She passed away on Monday, March 8th in Omaha, NE.  Marie grew up on a farm and graduated from Spalding Academy in 1955.  She received a certificate to teach in a rural school in Wheeler County after taking Normal training in high school.

With a BS from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, an MS from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Media Endorsement from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Marie was a teacher in Omaha at St. Margaret Mary School and St. Cecilia Cathedral School, and at Spalding Academy and Spalding Public School in Spalding, NE.  On August 7, 1965, Marie married Daniel Martin Jacobi at St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding.  Her husband passed away on October 24, 1979.

Marie served on the Spalding Library Board, the Meridian Library Board, St. Michael’s Parish Council, and Spalding City Board.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society, the Cedar Rapids Garden Club, and the Piecin’ Pals Quilt Club.  She also serviced as Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel M. Jacobi; parents; brothers, Richard S. McManaman and Edward J. McManaman; sister, Dolores H. (McManaman) Murphy; brother-in-law, Jerry Murphy.  She is survived by sons, Rick Jacobi and Jerry Jacobi (Rebecca); grandchildren: Abigail, Grant, and Audrey; sisters-in-law, Leona Marie McManaman and Colette McManaman; nephew, Dan McManaman (Joan); nieces: Marie Williamson (Jeff), Anne Carlson (Scott), Eileen Boetel (Mark), Connie McMahon (John), and Kathy Hasling (Glen).

SERVICES IN OMAHA:  Visitation on Friday, March 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 7:30pm.

SERVICES IN SPALDING, NE:  Visitation on Sunday, March 14th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Michael Catholic Church, followed by Rosary at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, March 15th at 11am at St. Michael Catholic Church.  Interment: St. Michael Cemetery in Spalding.

Memorials are suggested to St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding.  To view a live broadcast of the Mass at St. Wenceslaus in Omaha, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.

The family requests that masks be worn at all services.



  • Kate Dugan Posted March 9, 2021 10:00 pm

    Marie was my sister’s best friend for many years. I was 10 years younger, but had the great good fortune to go on several adventures with my sister, Dennie Colleran and Marie. I loved her laugh and her quiet sense of humor. She was a true friend and a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss but my hope is now she is in heaven with Dan and Dennie and they are up to creating many fun times for all the angels and saints!

  • Mary Duffy Posted March 10, 2021 10:39 am

    Rick< ia m so sorry for the loss of your mother. While I had never met her, she sounds like such a gracious and generous woman. May God grant you and your family comfort. I am sure she is enjoying her eternal reward.

  • Kim DeWispelare Posted March 10, 2021 10:52 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I fondly remember Marie when I am sewing but will never be able to match her impeccable work. She was truly an artist!

  • Janet and Hank Atwater Posted March 12, 2021 10:44 am

    Jerry, Rick and family, May the heavenly angels take your mother to greet God our Father.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort.

  • Janet and Hank Atwater Posted March 12, 2021 10:45 am

    Jerry, Rick and family, May the heavenly angels take your mother to greet God our Father.
    May God give you peace and comfort.

  • Pam Epstein Posted March 12, 2021 4:18 pm

    Dear Rick and family, Sending prayers your way at this most difficult time. Your mom left such a beautiful legacy in her children and grandchildren. Keep your memories close and speak of her often. May her memory always be a blessing.

  • Marie Angele Posted March 12, 2021 9:06 pm

    Rick, sending my sympathy and prayers for you and your family. Your mom was a sweet woman. I remember how gracious she was when we took the CTK youth group to Spaulding to tube down the river. Wishing you peace.

  • Marjorie Shade Posted March 13, 2021 9:03 am

    Fly high Marie to the arms of God. So sorry for your loss, God keep Marie and your family close. I knew Marie when I worked in Activities at HP, and she was a sweet, kind person and never missed our daily workout class. You are in my thoughts & Prayers. Marge Shade

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