Melvin J. "Mel" Jacobs, 74
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Dec. 12, 1939 - Jan. 24, 2014
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose for Melvin Jacobs who died unexpectedly on Friday, January 24 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Melvin Joseph Jacobs was born December 12, 1939 in Farming, Minnesota to Joseph and Margaret (Eisenschenk) Jacobs. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. Mel was an over the road truck driver, working for various companies. He enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting with his with his family and friends.
Mel was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Survivors include his sisters, Beaty Wensman of Cold Spring and Dorine Schwindel of Belgrade; brother-in-law, Alvin Gerads of St. Cloud; and sister-in-law, Karen Stern of Paynesville.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Jacobs; sister, Elaine Gerads; and brothers-in-law, LeRoy Wensman and Robert Schwindel.
Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services
418 South 5th Avenue East
Melrose, MN 56352
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 26, 2014