July 19, 1987 – September 15, 2021
Jacob John Merges, age 34, of Cokato passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
He was born on July 19, 1987 in Waconia the son of John & Alicia (Sexton) Merges.
Jacob was baptized on September 20, 1987 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. He was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on May 6, 2001.
Jacob was employed in construction as a carpenter.
He enjoyed sports especially playing football, reading, thrifting, cleaning and the outdoors. Jacob was very fond of his niece and nephews.
Survived by his parents: John (Susan) Merges of Eden Valley and Alicia (Mark) Rehmann of Howard Lake; siblings: Jerime Lutgen, Justin Rehmann, Jared Merges, McKenzie Rehmann, Mitchell Merges, Olivia Merges and Maddison Merges; paternal grandmother: Mary Merges; maternal grandparents: Monica and David Nelson, Phillip and Linda Sexton, Loren Wegner, Dennis and Betty Rehmann; maternal great grandmother: Marian Jagodzinski; a niece and nephews: Reagan Merges, Harrison Rehmann and Dean Merges; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Frank Merges, uncles Andy and Duane Merges, maternal great grandparents Erwin and Delores Sexton, maternal great grandfather Dominic Jagodzinski.
A Memorial service for Jacob J. Merges will be held on Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate. Inurnment will follow Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Saturday, September 25th beginning at 9:00 A.M.
Urn Bearers- Jake’s brothers: Jerime Lutgen, Justin Rehmann, Jared Merges, McKenzie Rehmann and Mitchell Merges.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to Chilson Funeral Home | Winsted MN