Robert “Jake” Joseph Jacobsmeyer

Granite City | Monday, October 18 2021

Robert “Jake” Joseph Jacobsmeyer, 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:18 p.m. Mon. Oct. 18, 2021, at his home with his family at his side. 

He was born Sept. 5, 1940, in St. Louis, MO to the late Cyril & Mary Jane (Cowhey) Jacobsmeyer. 

On Mar. 27, 1998, he and Karen Sue Burris were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Granite City. 

Jake was a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps veteran. After his military service, he worked as an elevator installer and repairman for National Elevator and Miller Elevator. He then became an elevator inspector for the state of Illinois. He had attended Calvary Life Church and loved bowling, golf, and soccer. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Melinda “Mindy” Jacobsmeyer of Hudson, FL; a son: Ryan (Nicole) Jacobsmeyer of Troy, MO; a step-son: Eric (Amy) Stern of Imperial, MO; 2 grandchildren: Andrew and Caleb Jacobsmeyer; and 5 siblings: Rich (Maureen) Jacobsmeyer, Carol Leibler, Cathy (Dave) Davies, Mary Beth (Sam) Genaro and Gerald “Jerry” (Joanie) Jacobsmeyer. 

Memorial visitation will be Tues. Oct. 26, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory Inc

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