Steven Deane Jacobson

 Steven Deane Jacobson

April 8, 1953 – January 22, 2022

VISITATION: Thursday, January 27th from 5pm to 7pm at West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, January 28th at 11am at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 “I” Street.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Open Door Mission.

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Steven D. “Jake” Jacobson, 68, of Omaha, Nebraska died Saturday, January 22, 2022,  at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Steven Deane Jacobson was born on April 8, 1953, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of Darold and JoAnn (Philips) Jacobson. Steve was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva, Iowa.  He graduated high school in Galva, Iowa in 1971 and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1975 with an Animal Science Degree.  He also belonged to the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, and always looked forward to connecting with some of his fraternity brothers at the Iowa State Cyclone football games.

On November 8, 1980, Steven was united in marriage to Debra Hirsh at St. Peters English Lutheran Church in Newell, Iowa.  Together they were blessed with two sons, Shiloh, and Terrance “TJ”.

Steve belonged to King of Kings Church since 1984 after moving to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was an usher for many years.  He had a passion for Rugby at Iowa State University and continued on a team in Storm Lake, IA before moving to Omaha, NE. Steve’s greatest devotion was for the game of golf, which he played vigorously and often. He also enjoyed his yearly Pheasant Hunting and Fishing Trips through his work at International Nutrition, where he had been employed as an account representative since 1984 up until his death.  Steve was an avid reader, and his favorite author was Tom Clancy which he had the complete collection of his hard cover novels.  In addition to traveling, he loved being outdoors attending to his lawn and was proud of his raspberry bushes that started producing the last couple of years.  Steve was very rigid in his daily routines and made it to the gym every day for workouts or swimming, and even started boxing in the last couple of years.  He was a good and loving Christian man with a big heart who deeply loved his family and always looked forward to spending time with close friends. He will be deeply missed by all.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Debra; two sons, Shiloh of Hays, Kansas, and Terrance “TJ” Jacobson, along with his fiancé, Elsbeth, and daughter, Haylie, of Omaha, Nebraska; father, Darold Jacobson of Schaller, Iowa; brother, Jeff Jacobson (Kathy) of Galva, Iowa; sister, Marci O’Connell (John) of Custer, South Dakota; sister, Nanci Bruss (Wayne) of Fort Dodge, Iowa; brother, Phil Jacobson (Lisa Larsen) of Galva, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.  Preceding Steven in death were his mother, JoAnn Jacobson in 2015; sister, Teresa  in 1958.





  • Ruth Westergaard Posted January 25, 2022 6:29 am

    My condolences to Deb and her family.

  • Suana Wessendorf Posted January 25, 2022 9:49 am

    My deepest condolences to Deb and family. Steve was a very special person. He attended our class reunions and was thought of as one of “us”. Sending prayers, hugs and much love to you all at this most difficult time. Steve will be missed.

  • DANIEL J. EKEREN Posted January 25, 2022 11:52 am

    My Condolences. From the time I met Steve as a salesman for International Nutrition, I liked him from the very start. He was more like a friend asking if you need anything rather than a salesman. He was very easy to talk to and made life through tough times in the feed industry a lot more bearable. I felt honored to have know a great person as he was. He will be greatly missed by me.

  • Tim Patterson Posted January 25, 2022 12:45 pm

    I will miss the all the banter with Jake. I plan to take a shot of Fireball on the 5th hole my first round of golf this year in remembrance of Jake. He will be missed

  • Brenda Jaeger Posted January 25, 2022 1:36 pm

    My Condolences to the his Family. H will be Missed!
    Brenda Jaeger
    Big Gain, Mankato, MN

  • Dale Duncan Posted January 25, 2022 7:26 pm

    Sorry to hear about Jake I played Rugby with him at with the Storm Lake group he was a great guy

  • Jed & Krystal Diedrichsen Posted January 25, 2022 10:55 pm

    Steve will be greatly missed. He had such a friendly approach and was always great to work with. Our sympathies and prayers to all his family.

  • Becky & Rusty Posted January 26, 2022 2:46 pm

    Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.

  • Richard H Koester Posted January 26, 2022 4:03 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Jake and I were brothers at AGR and activated together. We played Rugby together and lived off campus together as seniors. He was a great guy that liked to live life. This is definitely a life lost too soon. RIP brother Jacobsen and we’ll meet again some day.

  • Gary Claypool Posted January 27, 2022 12:30 pm

    Very sorry to learn about Jake’s passing. We became friends and fraternity brothers at AGR. Jake was actually my pledge dad even though I was a year older (always a joke when we saw each other over the years). Jake always had quick wit and an easy smile. He lived a good life and always enjoyed the people in his world. Jake was one of the good guys and they sometimes die young.

  • Marvin Christiansen Posted January 27, 2022 6:05 pm

    Very sorry to hear this. We were in 4-H together. We played football against each other. We went to ISU together. We had bad knees together too! I had a lot of fun with the whole family. He will be missed.

  • Edwin Smith Posted January 28, 2022 9:35 am

    All of us at AgriCare were very sorry to here about Steve, Steve was one of our favorite sales representatives, he always made time to find answers to our questions. We like to compare note on growing raspberries.

  • Alan Albright Posted January 28, 2022 10:19 am

    Jake was a good friend for 50 years. We met at Alpha Gamma Rho although he grew up just 35 miles away Through the years he would call and he would come to Sac City each year for our yearly golf match and some years we would meet in Arizona during the winter. Will miss you buddy. Rest in Peace and may the golf gods be with you.

  • Kelley Flanary Posted January 28, 2022 10:36 am

    I never got to meet Steve, but his son Shiloh is a great guy, he and Deb must of done something right. My heart and thoughts goes out to the family.

  • Kathy Nice Posted January 28, 2022 5:18 pm

    I want to tell you how sorry I am. It sounds like Steve was a great person, husband & father. I wish I had known him better. I watched the funeral live on video. It was a beautiful ceremony. Covid is speading like fire thruout the family & work. I thought is was best to stay home. Love to you & your boys & God will hold you tight & help you along your way. Hope to speak with you soon. Your cousin Kathy Nice.

  • Mike Austin Posted February 25, 2022 7:45 am

    I was so sorry to hear about “Jake”. We golfed together on Saturdays all summers. I will miss him greatly.

  • LYNN V HAYWORTH Posted December 5, 2023 9:13 am

    I just received an email from Deb telling me that Jake had pasted away. Jake was well liked by many people. I met Jake playing Rugby at Storm Lake, We always had a good time..

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