Tricounty News

Fredrick 'Fritz' Jacobs, 81



Fredrick "Fritz" Jacobs of Kimball died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home. He was 81.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson as Celebrant. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow the funeral at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.

Fredrick Edward Jacobs was born Sept. 19, 1930, at Bird Island to Fred C. and Claudia (Rhehle) Jacobs. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1948, and married Gloria C. Tholl June 28, 1952, in St. Cloud. He served in Berlin during the Korean War as a member of U.S. Army. Fritz owned and operated Jacobs Concrete Products in Kimball from 1954-1993. He was a member of St. Anne's Church, was a trustee and usher, and served as chair of the cemetery committee. He was a member of the Bluebird Association of America, and had his route as a DNR Volunteer Bluebird Monitor. He was a former member of the Kimball American Legion Post 261, and Kimball Community Club. Fritz enjoyed flying model airplanes with his twin brother Jim. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and the cabin up north.

Fritz was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Yvonne.

He is survived by his wife Gloria of Kimball; daughters Janyce (and Dennis) Schmitz of Kimball, Patrice (and Randy) Grossinger of Buffalo, sons Jeffrey (and Debbie) of Kimball, Joseph (and Kathy) of Kimball, Patrick of New London, Jon of Kimball, Daniel (and Gina) of Cold Spring, and Charles (and Julie) of St. Paul; brother James of St. Augusta; sisters Audrey Spieker of Jordan, Elinor Kuhl of Burnsville, Mary Ann Fleming of Livingston, Mont; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The pallbearers will be Fritz's six sons, and the music for the service will be provided by St. Anne's Choir, with Frosty Schiefelbein, organist.