Longtime Goodland, KS resident, Elmer Matthew Jacobs, 81, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland, KS.
Elmer was born on April 16, 1937 in Dresden, Kansas to Raymond Matthew and Rose Magdaline (Ritter) Jacobs. He was one of 10 children. Elmer grew up and attended school in Leoville, KS, graduating from Leoville High School in 1955. He then went on and attended one year of Electrical Training at Parks University in Denver, Colorado.
On May 25, 1957, Elmer married Viola Leona Brungardt. To this union, six children were born; Jeanne, Delilah, Debra, Jennifer, Viola and Leona.
Elmer owned and operated Jacobs Appliance, Inc in Goodland, KS until he retired in 1986 and started ostrich ranching. His favorite pastime was fishing with anybody he could talk into going with him. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Goodland Knights of Columbus as a 4th Degree Knight; he served as State President of Jaycee’s, and was a member of the Kiwanis, Elks and Rotary.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Viola, an AFS Son Fabio Pissaro, two twin daughters Viola and Leona; three sisters and 4 brothers.
He is survived by his children; Jeanne Jacobs of Centennial, CO, Delilah (Don) Leiker of Goodland, KS, Debra (Doug) Garber of Sabetha, KS, Jennifer (Scott) Sievers of Centennial, CO, and an AFS daughter Carolina (Mark) Sievers of Missouri City, TX, one brother Paul (Ann) Jacobs of Lakewood, CO and a sister Alverda (Bob) Moellering or Hoxie, KS. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; Karen Leiker, Kelsey (Mike) Maoudj, Julie (John) Donaldson, Mackenzie Garber, Sarah Sievers, Luke Sievers and Jacob Garber.