Alice Jacobs


Alice Lucille Mertens Jacobs, 87, died May 21, 2021, at Newton.

She was born March 12, 1934, at Willowdale, Kan., the daughter of Leo and Lucille Miller Mertens. A longtime resident of the Kingman and Murdock communities, she was a homemaker, and custodian and cook for the Murdock grade school.

Alice was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, the St. Louis Altar Society and the St. Louis Quilting Group, all of Waterloo.

On Oct. 18, 1955, she married Oscar Julius Jacobs at Willowdale; he died May 9, 2021. Survivors include her sons, Dan, David (Linda) and Dean; daughters, Donna (Tom) Ratzlaff, Debra Lorg, Dianne Taber, Denise (Greg) Baker, Darlene Jacobs and Doris Boroughs; brothers Leo, Leroy, Donald, Ronald “Gene,” and Marvin Mertens; sisters, Helen Meyers, Pauline Jacobs and Karen Lubbers; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Edwin, Lawrence and John Mertens; sisters, Dorothy Swartz and Rosella Henning; and granddaughter Nicole Marie Beat.

Parish rosary will be 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kingman. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, also at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Louis Cemetery, Waterloo.

Memorials may be made with the St. Louis Catholic Church, the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Paramount HCF and Good Shepherd Hospice, all in care of Livingston Funeral Home.