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Brett Arnold Jacobs
February 10, 1981–July 7, 2014
Brett Jacobs, age 33, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, July 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Stockman officiated at the services. Friends called from 4–7 p.m. Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are his father, Doug and step-mother Pam of Scotch Grove, three siblings; Alan (Brenda) Jacobs, Scotch Grove, Angela Ramspott, North Liberty, Mark (Paige) Jacobs, Scotch Grove; five nieces and three nephews, his paternal grandfather Marvin Jacobs and fiancee Marjory Stubbe, Monticello; two step-sisters, Meredith Johnson , New Haven, CT, Whitney Johnson, Tucson, AZ, aunts and uncles; Mike (Jackie) Jacobs, Chandler AZ, Brenda (Ron) Stecker, Marion, Janine Hostutler, Princeton, TX, and Beverly (Doug) Jones, Fallbrook, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother Jean, and grandparents, Joan Jacobs and Raymond and Anna Schoon.
Brett Arnold Jacobs was born February 10, 1981, at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids. He was the son of Douglas and Jean (Schoon) Jacobs. Brett attended the Monticello Community Schools, and graduated from the Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2002. Brett continued his education at the Reach For Your Potential group home in Iowa City from 2003 until 2006. Brett returned to Monticello and lived at the Advancement Services Home on Walnut Street. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he was baptized on March1, 1981.
Good food was a particular joy in Brett's life. Apple Pie was his favorite dessert with beef and noodles as a preferred main dish. He had a special gift with the beloved dogs that the family owned over the years. Brett was a country music fan and would let everyone know that he did not want to listen to rock and roll. He could often be found relaxing on a porch swing.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 1 August 2014

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