Douglas Jacobs, 1954-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Funeral services for Douglas Frank Jacobs, 65, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Friday at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Douglas Jacobs

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

Doug was born Sept. 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.

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Doug was also a member of Clarks Grove Creamery, where he was treasurer and he 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 and Donna (Jay) Ignaszewksi; 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.