Rev. Lindley H. Jacobson

Rev. Lindley H. Jacobson

June 10, 1933 – December 2, 2020


Lindley Jacobson passed away peacefully into his Heavenly home on Wednesday, December 2nd at Brookstone Village where he had been a resident since August.

Lindley was born to Lothard and Stella Jacobson in 1933 on a farm north of Gonvick, MN.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Oak Grove Lutheran parish and graduated from Clearbrook, MN High School in 1951.  In 1952 he attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis.  From 1954 to 1956 he served in the military, followed by several years in the Army reserve.

In 1957, he was united in marriage to Muriel Raknerud, daughter of Melvin and Ella Raknerud of Hawley, MN.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia Lutheran College in Moorhead, MN in 1959 and a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul MN in 1963.

He spent one year of internship at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie Du Chien. WI and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wauzeka, WI, under Rev. Bodamer.

Lindley served as Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Blair, WI, from 1963-1970; Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Merrill, WI from 1970-1972; Concordia Lutheran Church in Superior, WI from 1972-1980; and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Omaha from 1980 until his retirement in 1995.  Before he retired, he began Silas Ministries, which included a monthly newsletter, Bible studies, teaching and training courses, and counseling and healing outreach, as well as multiple mission trips to Brazil, India, Kenya and Malawi.  Lindley delivered a weekly 15-minute Christian radio message in Omaha for several years, and also served as a Chaplain for Parson’s House long term care facility for a period of time.  He was involved in many various Christian organizations and outreaches over the course of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lothard and Stella Jacobson; his sisters: Mayvis Johnson, Elaine Klug and Joyce Osborn.  He is survived by his wife, Muriel Jacobson; sons, Mark and Lance Jacobson; daughter, Diane (Jim) Braun; grandsons, Joe (Amy) Braun and Jacob (Haley) Braun; great-granddaughter, Harper; his sisters, Sharon (Clay) Locke and Leola Jacobson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, and playing Scrabble.  He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather as well as friend and mentor to many who affectionately called him “Jake” or Pastor Jake.”  We will greatly miss his wisdom, kindness, compassion, and silly sense of humor, but we are comforted knowing he is rejoicing with the Lord!

There will be a VISITATION and SERVICE held at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler’s West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha on Tuesday, Dec. 8th.  VISITATION will begin at 10:00am, followed by the service at 11:00am.  Those who wish to join the family at the Omaha National Cemetery for the Committal Service at 2:00pm are welcome – (14250 Schram Road, Omaha).



  • Don Jacobson Posted December 5, 2020 7:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Lots of good memories from POP. He is in a wonderful spot. God bless you. all. Don Jacobson and Mary Stuhr

  • Nicole Davis Posted December 6, 2020 4:33 pm

    I did not spend as much time with him as I would have liked but I will always remember his kindness! Great Uncle Lindley will be missed!

  • Orlan & Corella Thorbeck Posted December 7, 2020 7:08 pm

    Dear Muriel:
    Sending condolences to you and your family. Please take care.

  • Dewey Thorbeck Posted March 28, 2021 11:20 am

    When I was young I would stay at the Jacobson farm north of Gonvick and have great memories of the fields, animals, in the barn, milking cows and enjoying a different life with Lindley. So sorry to hear that he left this world.

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