Larry G. Jacob, 81, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on October 2, 2021.
Larry was born in Wichita, Kansas, on June 29, 1940, the son of Arthur Homer and Clarice Aleyne (Bright) Jacob. He grew up in rural Sedgwick County and attended Valley Center High School, graduating with the class of 1958.
On December 16, 1961, Larry was united in marriage to Donna Hale. The two settled in west of Valley Center, later moving into the city of Sedgwick.
Larry was involved with agriculture his whole life, growing up on a farm west of Valley Center. Shortly after marriage, he started in the dairy business. Later giving that up to start custom silage harvesting in 1971. As his sons grew up, they joined him on the road, with Donna book-keeping and taking care of things at home. By the mid 80’s he started working at the Halstead Bank, followed by several years in the insurance business and also farm management.
He and the family enjoyed many trips to Ft. Gibson Lake. Also many trips to Colorado Springs to see family.
He was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church. He served on the city council and other community and local boards.
Larry is survived by his children Mark (Rebecca) Jacob, Rob Jacob, Rick Jacob, Christy (Aaron Gardner) Jacob and Dee Jacob; long-time friend and companion, Sandy Giffin; grandchildren, Drew (Ashley) Jordan, Aaron Jordan, Kaela Harrington, Paige (Craig) Simon, Kelli Sleefe, Nicole Jacob, and nine great-grandchildren. Many of Sandy’s grandchildren considered him like a Grandpa too, and he loved them as his own; and brothers, Don Jacob and Wayne Jacob.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna L. (Hale) Jacob; and brother, Robert Jacob.
A visitation will be from 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., Friday, October 8, 2021, at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas. A funeral service will be at 11:00a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Sedgwick, Kansas. A graveside service will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick.
Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society or The Plymouth Congregational Church in Sedgwick.
Larry and my family shared many childhood memories, including us renting a cow from Homer. Please accept my deepest condolences at his passage.
We did not know Larry Jacob personally. We met him through our knowing his son Rob-so we can say he must have been a great man.
Our condolences to his family, and we’d like to echo Rob’s thoughts-Larry is in a better place now.
Ray and Millie Engstrand
We went through a lot, big brother, never quite got the hang of milking those cows….Thanks for letting me be the ‘little sister’ you never had…..you will always have a special place in my heart..
Great guy, I always enjoyed visiting with him
He was always been the neighbor with the friendly wave and a smile every time he drove by. I’m gonna miss that. He’s moved up to a better neighborhood for sure. RIP neighbor.
Condolences to the family. Working with Larry at The Halstead Bank was such a pleasure. Sorry for your loss.
Much sympathy to you all. Our family has been sharing memories of Larry all week. He was such a dear friend of Dad’s for many years. Love to you all.
RIP Larry! You will be so missed. The happiness you gave to Sandy and through her to Jerry and me and then to Frank has been a blessing. Much love to Sandy and your family.
Darlene and family! We love you!
Peggy and I are saddened by your loss and send our condolences.