Robert “Jake” C. Jacobsen, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Broken Bow, died on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society – St. John’s in Kearney. Memorial services will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mason City, NE. Pastor Seth Behrens will officiate and burial will be later. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the church. Online condolences may be submitted by visiting www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born on February 18, 1936, in Omaha, NE to Wayne A. and Eileen M. (Braden) Jacobsen. He attended Omaha Tech High School and graduated in 1954. He then attended Dana College and also Omaha University. He married Kay I. Petersen on April 8, 1956, in Omaha. Robert and Kay were blessed with four children; Deb, Diane, Tom, and Linda. Robert was self-employed as an Electrical Engineer. He was an active member of the Masons, Shriners and also the Broken Bow community. He served 2 terms as the mayor of Broken Bow and also participated in many plays at the Community Theater. Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow and also played the role of Peter at the Methodist Church during Easter for over 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, especially during his annual trip to Minnesota. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving relatives include his children and their spouses, Deb and David Wattonville of Omaha, NE, Diane and Gary Krajewski of Ogallala, NE, Tom and RaLynn Jacobsen of Kearney and Linda and Dale Zoerb of Litchfield, NE; 12 Grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other extended family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay in 2015.