Jakob Osborne, 1998-2016

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A memorial gathering for Jakob T. Osborne of Albert Lea will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Jakob Thomas Osborne, 18, was tragically taken on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, from the result of suicide.

Jakob Osborne

Jakob Osborne

He was born on Jan. 9, 1998, in Albert Lea, the son of Jessica (Travis) Nelson of Albert Lea and Shaun (Tonya) Rice of Winona. Jakob attended Albert Lea and Alden schools. He worked at Teluwut in Lake Mills, Iowa, where he was not just an employee, but part of the Teluwut family. Jakob had an old soul. He loved old music and learning about the times of the past. He was a free spirit with big dreams. Jake’s smile was infectious. He touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Jakob was a huge cat lover — especially his best friend, Sheba.

In addition to his parents, Jakob is survived by his siblings William Bair, Taylor Nelson, Christina Stapleton and Kari Pomeroy; grandparents Wendy Woodson, Bob Ruzicka, Beth and Eric Gullickson, Richard and Bonnie Harkner, Mike and Mary Nelson and Linda Olinger; great- grandparents Bert and Ellen Nelson; aunts Cayla Woodson, Casandra Woodson, Val Rehn, Kelsey Nelson, Rachael Wanous, Lesly Brown, Tina Erickson, Miranda Farenbaugh, Lisa Kaiser, Amy Kujak McKee, Mary Rice and Ashley Vickerman; uncles Jamie Kujak, Jay Rice, Gary Olinger and Paul Evans; niece, Claira-Mae Stapleton; and the Semrau Family: Greg, Josh, Amanda and Alexis; the Bair family: Zach, Jed and Judi; and many cousins and friends.

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Jakob was preceded in death by great-grandparents John and Dorothy Osborne, Donald and Marjorie Ruzicka, Daniel and Leona Kujak, Vernon and Mary Rice, Betty and Gene Hamberg and Helen Nelson; grandparents Howard Kujak and Gerald Olinger; and uncle, James J. Wells.

Gone but never forgotten. You will be missed by many.

Fly high Jakob!