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Wayne A. Jacobs

November 30, 1939 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 78)

Wayne A. Jacobs, age 78, of Hays, KS, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at HaysMed.

Wayne was born on November 30, 1939 in Pfeifer, KS to Anthony and Regina (Breit) Jacobs. He was a longtime farmer and retired as Foreman for the Ellis County Road and Bridge Department. On October 23, 1971 he married Clairella R. Werth in Schoenchen, KS. He was a sports enthusiast that followed all sports, especially his beloved Duke Blue Devils. Wayne enjoyed spending time outdoors, tending to his garden, hunting and fishing with his family. Most of all, his family was most important to him. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart and he cherished following his children and grandchildren in their sports activities.  

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Clairella R. Jacobs of Hays; three daughters, Karla Neil and her husband Bill of Russell, Kristy Schlaefli and her husband Dustin of Hays, Kaylene Gabel and her husband Chris of Hays; two grandchildren, Mattison & Keaton Schlaefli of Hays; five sisters, Darlene Sander of Hays, Dolores Unrein of Broomfield, CO, Isabella Schuckman of Aurora, CO, Rosie Unrein of Bennett, CO, Carol Moeder of Arvada, CO. Wayne also leaves behind a large extended family consisting of 80 nephews and nieces as well as numerous cousins.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin Jacobs; six sisters, Lucille Dreher, Elsie Stegman, Eva Jacobs, Wilma Kuhn, Theresa Bieker and an infant sister, Cecelia Jacobs.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pfeifer, KS. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 22, from 4-8:00 PM and Monday from 9-10:00 AM at the Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM followed by a vigil service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.

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 Arrangements are by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.


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