Shirley A. Jacob

Shirley A. Jacob, 79, of Sumner, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home in Sumner.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner with Rev. Andrew Marr celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding Mass at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Shirley’s name to SEMS in Sumner or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Shirley Ann, daughter of Paul and Anna (Schoenle) Niedert was born September 20, 1937, in Waterloo. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith. Shirley received her education in the Sumner Schools graduating from Sumner High School in 1955. On March 4, 1957, she was united in marriage with Charles “Marlowe” Jacob at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner. Shirley worked as a dietician at Community Memorial Hospital for many years prior to retiring in 1995. Following retiring from the hospital, she was a consultant with Mary Kay for several years. Shirley was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gambling, and loved her flowers.

Shirley is survived by her five children, Betty (Denny) Erhardt of Denver, Michael (Mary Ellen) Jacob of Council Bluffs, Sue (Kevin) Shonka of Tripoli, Linda (Paul) Nilges of Tripoli, and Steve (Cindy) Jacob of Sumner; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters, Janice (Harold) Bolton of Rochester, Minnesota, and Darlene Trouten of Decorah; and one brother, Jim Niedert of Rochester, Minnesota.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marlowe in March of 1995; a grandson, Andy Erhardt, in July of 1983; and one brother, Donald Niedert.


Geri Kelsey Salisbury on June 22, 2017 at 11:55 AM said:

My sincere sympathies to all of Shirley's family. She was such a great lady and will be missed.
Carma J. Bouska on June 22, 2017 at 8:36 AM said:

So sorry for your loss.
Gretchen (Gitch) Warkentin on June 21, 2017 at 11:11 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear this news. Your mom was a sweet lady. Blessings and prayers of comfort to you all.
Ken Shonka on June 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM said:

Sorry for your loss.
Russ Hopp on June 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM said:

Sue I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless and give you all strength during this time.
Sharon Gonzalez on June 21, 2017 at 5:17 AM said:

Sue, no words can take away the pain you are feeling. Just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Justin & Katie McGlaun on June 20, 2017 at 7:14 PM said:

So sorry for your loss, Sue. Sending prayers and love.
Rhonda McIntyre on June 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM said:

Sue, I'm sorry for your loss. May your fond memories bring you peace and comfort in the days and years ahead.
Pat & Dianne Norton on June 20, 2017 at 2:16 PM said:

We are so sorry for your loss....cherish the memories.
Barb Vance on June 20, 2017 at 1:57 PM said:

My deepest sympathies are with you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hold on to all those wonderful memories.
Rita Schmidt on June 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM said:

A loss of a mother is the hardest. You lose a Mom but also your best friend. Embrace your wonderful memories of your Mom. God Bless you and your family. Rita
Jean Seidl on June 20, 2017 at 12:54 PM said:

Sue and Family...
My deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time, dear friend. Cherish your memories. Praying for strength and comfort for you all.
Greg Rasch on June 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM said:

Betty, God bless your Mom. Praying for you and your whole family for peace and comfort.
Jeni Scanlan on June 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM said:

Sue and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sumner High School Class of 1955 on June 20, 2017 at 11:57 AM said:

Our class members send our condolences to your family, and have made a memorial contribution to SEMS, in Shirley's name.

Don Graf, Class of 1955 Memorial Fund Treasurer
Gail (Fagenbaum) Miller on June 20, 2017 at 11:36 AM said:

Oh my goodness! We grew up with this family. A good memory is our parent playing cards & Shirley making popcorn with Lots of butter!
Prayers for comfort & peace during this challenging time.
Mike & Nancy Petersen on June 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM said:

Our sympathy to Shirley's family-she was such a delight. So enjoyed working with her at the hospital and spending time at the Jacob household. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless- Mike & Nancy
Employees of Advanced Systems, Inc. on June 20, 2017 at 6:47 AM said:

Sending our deepest sympathies to Betty and the Jacob family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Brad & Kim Bunce family on June 20, 2017 at 6:43 AM said:

Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Janell Staack on June 19, 2017 at 9:07 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers are with all the family on the loss of your Mother. So many fond memories of our families time spent together will be cherished.
Sande Geidl on June 19, 2017 at 4:33 PM said:

Sue & Kevin, my thoughts, prayers and heart is with you and your family always. Sande & Randy
Diane Zabel on June 19, 2017 at 4:32 PM said:

I remember fondly the many times I visited the Jacob home. Shirley was always friendly and welcoming. Sue and I would practice our 4-H presentations over and over again. May you all find the grace of God comforting at this time.

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