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Bernard Jacob

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Bernard Jacob, 77, of Alamogordo, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in Alamogordo.
Bernard was born in Algona, Iowa, to John and Marie (Winkel) Jacob. He spent his childhood and adult years in Austin, Minn. He joined the Marines in the early 1950s and was stationed in San Francisco, where he met and married his wife, Marie, in 1958.
Bernard and Marie had three children together, John, Sue and Kathi. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April 2008.
Bernard did many interesting things throughout his life. He enjoyed race cars and was a pilot. He owned numerous planes. He also owned many businesses before he became a commercial contractor. While working as a commercial contractor he was able to frequently travel all over the United States. In all his travels he met and helped many people.
He retired to La Luz in 1996 and spent his time traveling with his wife and helping his children. He was a very caring, loving, intelligent and compassionate family man.
Bernard is survived by his wife, Marie, of the family home, and children John Jacob, of Strasburg, Colo., Sue Jacob, of Aurora, Colo., and Kathi Neal, husband, Chris, and children Haley, Megan and Sydney, of La Laz.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Don Dickman as celebrant. A reception will follow at the Amber Skies Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico.
The Jacob family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements. Cremation has taken place locally at PCS.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit
www.alamogordofuneralhome.org

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 20, 2008
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