Stena Jacobs


December 29, 1910 - January 10, 2011




Stena Peters Jacobs was born December 29, 1910 at Monroe, SD to John and Tena (Burma) Peters. Her father died when she was 3 years old and her mother then married Herman D. Johnson. She grew up and attended school in the Chancellor, SD area.  Stena gave her life to the Lord in 1927 and was baptized by the Rev. Carl Swyter.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chancellor for many years where she taught Bible School, Sunday School and was president of the Mission Circle and served on many committees.  On November 8, 1935 she married Fred Jacobs at Chancellor.  They lived in Tea for forty-one years where they owned Jacobs Garage and Stena served as substitute postmistress.  In 1976 they retired and moved to Emery and became members of the Emery First Baptist Church.  Stena enjoyed many crafts and made over 600 fur fabric foot pillows, over 200 pillow case dolls and many quilts and afghans. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, dearly loved by all.

She is survived by her daughter, Fern Decker and husband Robert of Alexandria, granddaughter, Kathy Frueh and husband Doug and their children, Austin and Brian of Centennial, CO, grandson, David Decker and wife Joanne and their son, Joshua of Sedona, AZ and six nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, her parents, two brothers, Henry Peters and wife Magdalena, John Johnson, two sisters, Ann Johnson, Hattie Jibben Christiansen and husbands Thomas and Norman and two nephews.



Friday, January 14, 2011
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel
147 North 3rd Street
Emery, South Dakota


Saturday, January 15, 2011
1:30 PM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Joanne Decker on January 16, 2011
Dear Grandma Stena,
You will never, ever be forgotten as you will live in the hearts of so many you have touched. Thank you for being the loving woman of God you were, and for instilling so much love in Fern and your grandchildren. Your goodness and your light shines through them in the world. We love you and miss you.

Dave's wife <3
Posted by Margie Peters on January 13, 2011
Dear Fern & Bob, I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you both and also your family. I know that your hearts are hurting now but I also no that your faith and your love for Christ will bring you comfort in the coming days. Love you both..God bless
Posted by Justin Decker on January 12, 2011
To Aunt Fern & Uncle Bob & Family - The thought of Stena brings a smile to my face - probably because thats how I remember her meeting me with, even if it was at her front door on a surprise visit from Grandma Deckers house. Grandma thought so much of her too, I could tell even as a kid, just from the way Grandma looked when she talked about her -- she was a one-of-a-kind friend to Grandma. I know those two have been laughing it up in Heaven, what a sight to think of! God Bless you all & know Stena made an impact on my life - she really was a rare blessing, quite the lady.
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