Jacob R. "Jake" Lidel
Sioux Falls, Jacob "Jake" Lidel, age 22, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Linwood Wesleyan Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the family greeting friends until 3:00 PM.
Jacob Ryan Lidel, better known as Jake to his family and friends, was born July 11, 1991 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD to parents, Shawnette R. (Wilson) Lidel and Forest L. Lidel. Jake was a 2010 graduate of Tri-Valley High School. He was an all-around athlete that excelled at sports. He loved golf, bowling with his Grandpa and was an impressive basketball player with great passing skills and good ball sense on the court and on the football field. Jake played offense, defense and special teams for the Tri-Valley Mustangs that won the State Football Championship in 2007 and 2008. He loved his Fantasy Football leagues and talking about and watching sports. He also enjoyed movies at home and in the theatre.
Jake loved to drive anything motorized. It was a passion that started at the age of 4 when he received a battery operated jeep for Christmas. He loved driving fast whether it was a car, four-wheeler or motorcycle. He had a love for adventure. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and deer with his Grandpas, Uncles, Dad and Stepdad. Jake's love for fishing started on the end of a dock when he caught, what he thought, was the largest Catfish ever at Wall Lake. He also had BIG fish tales after Halibut fishing in Alaska with his Dad. Jake loved his days at Wall Lake with family and friends, skiing, knee-boarding and boating. He loved the thrill of getting a little too close to the dock with his jet ski and spraying whoever dared to stand there. He also loved to throw off his unsuspecting passengers with his mad jet ski skills.
Jake had another love - shoes. He called them an investment and was most proud of his 'LeBron' basketball shoes. He had a big heart to go with his big presence and he filled a room when he walked into it. After a lifetime of short haircuts, Jake had recently started growing his hair out to donate to Locks of Love. Jake will be remembered for being a defender and was labeled 'bodyguard' by many of his friends and even by some he barely knew. We should all take comfort knowing that he is there to protect us for eternity as our Guardian Angel .
Jake was loved, and even as our heart is missing a beat, we find comfort in knowing that he loved his family, and was especially close to his sisters and cousins. Blessed be his memory.
Grateful for having shared his life are his mother, Shawnette Wilmarth, Sioux Falls, SD; his father, Forest (Jennifer) Lidel, St. Charles, IL; his grandparents, Dick and Sharon Wilson, Sioux Falls, SD , LaVonne Lidel, Pierre, SD; John and Diane Crawford, Belmond, IA; Great-Grandmother, Lucille Gibson, Highmore SD; his sisters, Samantha Wilmarth, Colton, SD, Kayla and Kylee Wilmarth, Sioux Falls, SD, Aunts and Uncles, Marci (Scott) Pirlet, Ryan (Crystal) Wilson, Autumn (Chris) Anderson, Steve (Joni) Youngberg, Mike (Jennifer) Youngberg; cousins, Macy and Kennedy Pirlet, Liam and Quinlan Wilson, Mitchell and Brett Anderson, Ashley Brinkman, Jordan, Michaela and Tristan Youngberg, Tyus, Riley and Sydney Youngberg and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jake was preceded in death by his grandparents Phil Lidel, Virginia Lidel and his great-grandparents www.georgeboom.com