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William R. “Bill” Jacobs

April 25, 2017

William R. “Bill” Jacobs 69, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Manor Care in Wichita, Kansas he was born September 15, 1947 in Danville, Virginia to William and Frances (Haas) Jacobs.


William served his country as a Sergeant in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973.


Bill was a graduate of Kansas State University and was a retired geologist.

He enjoyed collecting rocks, playing pool, crocheting and spending time with his grandchildren.


He survived by his children: Andrew and Gina Jacobs, Jeremiah and Lily Jacobs, Jennifer Jacobs; brother: Charles and Melva Jacobs; grandchildren: Suzanna Jacobs, Paige Jacobs, Donovan Mason, Sierra Applegate, Desiree Whittig; great grandchild: Marquis Meza.


He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Frances Jacobs.


Graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28th at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Kansas with Pastor Jim Pohlman presiding. A visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 to greet friends, at Petersen Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27th. In honor of Bill’s love of K-State, the family ask friends wear purple to the service.


A memorial has been established for the Peabody Avenue of Flags at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.




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4 thoughts on “William R. “Bill” Jacobs

  1. Although time, space, and circumstances separated us long ago I have thought of you often my friend. The most fun I had as a teenager were with you running the streets in Peabody shooting pool and swimming in the pool.

  2. Rest William, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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