Robert Eugene Jacobs

May 6, 1952 – November 28, 2021

Robert Eugene Jacobs, 69, of Raymond, NE died on November 28, 2021. He was born on May 06, 1952 in Lincoln, NE, son of Frank and Mary (Mara) Jacobs. Bob grew up on a farm in the Davey / Ceresco area. He attended primary school at Dist. # 68 Ceresco and high school at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Davey, NE and then attended Raymond United Methodist Church. On May 10, 1980, Bob became a father when he married Sally (Sterns), together they raised 3 children; Mike, Sarah and Jennifer.

Bob has loved sports his entire life. His athletic abilities have been shared with baseball teams in Davey / Ceresco and football and basketball teams in Wahoo Bishop Neumann. He trained Midget Football, T-Ball and all of his grandchildren in the proper throwing, throwing and shooting techniques. He enjoyed attending many of his grandchildren at sports games, FFA events, and 4-H events. For 46 years Bob worked for the Lancaster County Engineering Department. His hobbies were work-related: cultivating his great-grandparents’ farm, being part of the “Harvest Crew” and always checking the condition of the gravel roads.

He is survived by his wife, Sally, of Raymond, NE; son, Michael (Becky) Grant, of Touhy, NE; daughters, Sarah Paxton, of Tryon, NE, and Jennifer (Doug) Nelson, of Ceresco, NE. Grandchildren, Mekayla (Everett) Isaacson, Alecia (Sawyer) Hanna, Tyler Grant, Jesse Paxton (Fiancée, Sloane Tiarks), Nick Nelson (Fiancée, Ella Wallace), Duke Nelson, Jade Paxton, Jack Nelson, Cade Grant, Addison Grant, and Bailey Grant. Great-grandchildren, Preslie and Ayda Isaacson. Brother, Frank (Connie) Jacobs, of Ceresco, NE; and her sister, Jessye (Dave) Goertz, of Brock, NE. Lifelong friend, Dave Halla, and several special nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary, and his in-laws, Loretta and Cal Sterns.

Funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday December 3, 2021 at the Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, 245 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE. Visits from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Metcalf Funeral Home. Interment after service at Oak Creek Cemetery, 3230 W. Mill Road, Raymond, NE. Reception at the Raymond Women’s Club after the funeral, Main Street, Raymond, NE. Memorials to the family for future designation. Online condolences at

Published by Lincoln Journal Star on December 1, 2021.