June 18, 2018
Bernard Jacobsma, 79, of Luverne, Minnesota, passed away June 18, 2018, under hospice care.
Funeral services were Friday, June 22, at American Reform Church, Luverne, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.
Bernard Jacobsma was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Rock Valley, Iowa, to Bert and Hattie (Van Maanen) Jacobsma. He was raised in Rock Valley and attended Christian school in town.
On Jan. 25, 1961, he married Kathleen Oostra. The following year, the couple moved to Doon where they lived four years until 1966, when they relocated to Inwood, Iowa. In 1974, the family moved to Luverne. Through his work life, Bernie worked as a farmer and in the yard sorting animals at IBP.
Survivors include his wife; children, Donald (Gail) of Sinai, South Dakota, Darrell (Julie) of Stanchfield, Minnesota, Barbara (Robert) Tilstra of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Bonita (Michael) Zschetzsche of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Brenda (Rodney) Vanden Top of Rock Rapids, David (Jennifer) of Canton, South Dakota, Douglas (Erin) of Luverne and Dale (Suzy) of Hull, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Glenda) of Luverne, and siblings-in-law, Carol Jacobsma, Mary Jacobsma and Arie (Darlene) Bliek.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne; parents; four sisters, Jennie Groen, Kate Postma, Lucy Bolkema and Coba Bliek, and three brothers, Peter Jacobsma, Gerrit Jacobsma and Robert Jacobsma.