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Douglas F. Jacobs

September 7, 1954 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 65)


Funeral services for Douglas Frank Jacobs, age 65, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at West Freeborn Lutheran Church.  Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday (11/14) at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at


Doug passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his home.


Doug was born on September 7, 1954 in Albert Lea. He spent his childhood growing up in Rural Alden.  He was the son of Donald and Darlene (Olsen) Jacobs. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Diane Ruth Aasen on March 16, 1974 at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. Doug was a member at West Freeborn Lutheran Church in Hartland, MN.

 Doug was also a member of the Clarks Grove Creamery where he was treasurer and was on the council at West Freeborn Lutheran Church.

Doug was a farmer his whole life. In his later years Doug worked for Manchester Township and Bridon Cordage.

He loved working outside, using his hands and ingenuity to build or repair equipment. Doug loved helping his sons with farming and livestock; playing with his grandchildren and traveling to National Parks.  He was especially proud of his home that he helped build.


Doug is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; children Dustin (Danelle) Jacobs; Deidre’ Jacobs; Danielle (Ryan) Paulsen; Derek “Bud” Jacobs and Dezeray Jacobs, grandchildren Emelia, Aubrielle, Bennett, and Theodore Jacobs; Abigail, Carson and Charley Paulsen and Franklin Harris. Siblings Dan (Patty) Jacobs; Don (Terry) Jacobs; David (Janelle) Jacobs; DeeAnn (Jerome) Goette; Donna (Jay) Ignaszewksi and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rosanna (Pat) Staloch; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Doug was preceded in death by his parents Don and Darlene, nieces, Tessa Jacobs and Heather Herman and nephew Jacob Herman.

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November 14, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home
1415 Highway 13 North
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

Funeral Service
November 15, 2019

11:00 AM
West Freeborn Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 98
Hartland, Minnesota 56042

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