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Marvin Jacobsma

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Home Chapel
830 2nd St. N.E.
Hartley, IA 51346

Thursday, April 26, 2012
10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
512 Summit St.
Sanborn, IA 51248

Special Services:
Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening for family visitation hours.

Marvin Jacobsma, the son of Horton and Arta (Franken) Jacobsma was born near Sioux Center, IA on January 6, 1928. He lived his younger years and received his education in Deuel County, SD. He then moved with his family to a farm near May City, IA. Marvin had his profession of faith in the Melvin First Reformed Church. With the blessing of his parents Marvin enlisted in the Iowa National Guard at the age of 17 and served for nine years in Company I, 133rd Infantry Division, at Sheldon, IA.
On November 5, 1953 he was united in marriage to Irma Ruth Post at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA. To this union four children were born Gregory, Mona, Amber and Mark. Following their marriage the couple resided on a farm near Hartley, IA for three years; then moved to a farm south of Everly, IA for 10 years. Marvin and Irma then moved to the farm where they have lived for 45 years southwest of Hartley. Marvin passed away at the Spencer Municipal Hospital on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the age of 84 with his family by his side.
He was a life long farmer and had a passion for his life’s work. Marvin enjoyed going on tractor rides and especially looked forward to the KICD tractor rides that he was on for nine years. He also participated in several local rides over the years.
Marvin was a member of the Hartley Christian Reformed Church for 35 years and since it’s closing has been a member of the First Reformed Church of Sanborn. He also served as a deacon and elder of both churches. Marvin served on the Everly and Hartley Farmer Co-op Elevator Boards. Marvin was an FHA committee man and also was a Farm Bureau member.
He is survived by his wife Irma of 58 years; his children: Gregory (Beci) Jacobsma of Sanborn, IA, Mona (Michael) Scaletta of Sioux City, IA, Amber (Curtis) McClintic of Sheldon, IA, and Mark (Paula) Jacobsma of Sioux Center, IA; grandchildren: Bruce (Tracy) Jacobsma, Ryan (Becky Jo) Jacobsma, Kristin (Roger) Sharp, Greg Jacobsma, Jr., Dr. Amber Scaletta, Karen Scaletta, Paul Scaletta, Katie Jacobsma, Carly Jacobsma, and Mitchell Jacobsma; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers: Orville (Janess) Jacobsma of Winterset, IA and Verlyn (Shari) Jacobsma of Ocheyedan, IA; brother-in-law: Vertus Frick of Ankeny, IA; two sisters: Ruby (Larry) Brunk of Ocheyedan, IA and Ruth (Nelson) Alsum of Randolph, WI, sister-in-law: Gladys Beltman of Sheldon, IA; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey; sisters, Irene DeYoung and Blanche Frick; brother-in-law John De Young and sister-in-law, Delores Jacobsma.
In loving memory of
Marvin Jacobsma
Born ~ January 6, 1928
Died ~ April 23, 2012
Age ~ 84 years 3 months 17 days

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012
First Reformed Church
Sanborn, Iowa

Officiating ~ Rev. Greg Hegstad
Soloist ~ Rev. LeRoy Christoffels
Singing ~ “The Tender Love A Father Has”
Pianist ~ Judy Dykstra
Organist ~ Jill Dykstra
Processional ~ “How Great Thou Art” #147
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” #139
Recessional ~ “Amazing Grace” #343

Greg Jacobsma, Jr. Paul Scaletta Mitchell Jacobsma
Bruce Jacobsma Ryan Jacobsma Roger Sharp

Flower Attendants
Arlene Haarsma ~ Joleen Seivert

Terry Hill ~ Steve Taylor

Roseland Cemetery
Sanborn, Iowa

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