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James Jacobs

March 26, 1938 — January 23, 2021

James Jacobs


James A. Jacobs, 82, of Hays, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, with his children at his side. He was born March 26, 1938, to Magdalena (Kisner) and Frank Jacobs. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy. He married Virginia Lee (Pfeifer) on August 18, 1972 in Hays.

James (Jake) will be remembered for his love of family, his loyalty, his church (Immaculate Heart of Mary), golfing, singing, reading, playing guitar, and serving Hays Medical Center for over three decades.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the U.S S. Forrestal and U.S.S. Ranger.

Survivors include one daughter, Clarine (Shawn); one son, Franciscus Wolfgang; granddaughters, Danielle, Maria, Ella; and extended family (nieces, nephews, and in-laws).

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia Lee, on February 19, 2017; his parents; and nine siblings, Bridget, Ben, Barbara, Ann, Helen, Wilma Jean, Jake, Ralph, and Robert.

Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

May you rest in peace with the faithfully departed, Dad. Amen.

Due to COVID-19 concerns if you have a cough, fever or are not feeling well, please use our e-mail or on-line guestbook to share your condolences. Social distancing and wearing masks are suggested by family at all services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Monday, January 25, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Josephs Cemetery with military honors courtesy of the Hays VFW Honor Guard. Livestream of services available at and select Facebook Live tab at the top of the page.

Memorial contributions are suggested to James A. and Virginia L. Jacobs Trust to be used in their honor and may be sent to Brock's-Keithley Funeral Home, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at


Funeral Mass Monday

January 25, 2021

1:00 PM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

1805 Vine

Hays, KS. 67601

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