Jacob Gonnerman

Jacob Tyler Gonnerman, 28, Luverne, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the church and also one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Jacob Gonnerman was born Nov. 20, 1989, to Ronald and Mary Lou (Saukerson) Gonnerman in Luverne. He attended school in Luverne and later attended Ellsworth High School.

Jake married Courtney Dreesen on Oct. 17, 2015, in Brandon, South Dakota. The couple lived in Luverne. Jake worked near Ellsworth as a farmhand for Daniel and Harlan DeBeer before he began as a welder at Virg’s Welding in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He also owned and operated J & N Power Washing in Luverne.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Jake was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed darts and outdoor activities with his wife, children and nephew Brody.

Jake is survived by his wife, Courtney Gonnerman, Luverne; a daughter, Amelia, and a son, Wesson; his parents, Ronald and Mary Lou Gonnerman, Luverne; two sisters, Trisha (Brad) Goembel, Luverne, and Sara (John) Bennetts, Sioux Falls; his father- and mother-in-law, Kevin and Glenda Dreesen, Ellsworth; a brother-in-law, Glen Dreesen, Ellsworth; his grandparents-in-law Orvel and Karen Dreesen, Ellsworth, and Jan Tiesler, Little Rock, Iowa; and his nieces and nephews, Jamie Bennetts and Brody, Rylin, Liam and Azley Goembel.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, LeRoy and Harriet Gonnerman, Wilbur and Eleanor Saukerson and Glen and Gayla Tiesler.

Jake’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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