Brett Jacobs, 33, Monticello, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held on July 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Reed Stockman officiated. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left atwww.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Brett Arnold Jacobs was born Feb. 10, 1981, in Cedar Rapids. He was the son of Douglas and Jean Schoon, Jacobs. Brett attended the Monticello Community Schools, and he 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 in Monticello. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he was baptized on March 1, 1981.
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 fiancée Marjory Stubbe of Monticello; two step-sisters: Meredith Johnson, New Haven, Connecticut, Whitney Johnson, Tucson, Arizona; aunts and uncles, Mike (Jackie) Jacobs, Chandler, Arizona, Brenda (Ron) Stecker, Marion, Janine Hostutler, Princeton, Texas, and Beverly (Doug) Jones, Fallbrook, California.
He was preceded in death by his mother Jean, and grandparents, Joan Jacobs, and Raymond and Anna Schoon.
The Jacobs family would like to thank his home family (Mike, Mary Jo, and the late Carol Ann), the staff members at Advancement Services, and all the care-givers and helpers that have been a part of Brett’s life over the years. The family especially wishes to thank his lifelong friends Sarah Pasker and Aggie O’Connell for all their years of support to Brett.