Jacob Earl Weible, 20, of West Fargo, beloved son, brother, grandson, great grandson, nephew and cousin, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.
Jacob was born on Aug. 1, 1991, in Fergus Falls, Minn. Son of Kelly and Traci Weible, he graduated from West Fargo High School in 2010, where he excelled on the West Fargo High School swim team as part of the 2008 and 2009 State Champions. Jacob achieved a personal state record in 2009 for the 200 medley relay, along with three other teammates, and in 2010 for the 100 backstroke, giving him a total of seven event State Championships.
In high school, Jacob loved and participated in the JROTC program, the high school swim team, and especially enjoyed time with his fellow 2010 classmates sandbagging the high school as a practical joke. Jacob was attending Minnesota State Community & Technical College, pursuing Criminal Justice.
Jake most recently worked at the Family Wellness Center as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Prior to that, he worked at L.E. Berger Pool as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and also worked at Sunmart in West Fargo.
Jake was very proud to be in the military, which he started through the JROTC program in high school, and at the time of his death he was a SPC with C Battery, 1/188th Air Defense Artillery in the North Dakota Army National Guard. He loved hunting each fall with his Dad, Grandpa Charlie, and Brother Alex. He loved playing with his Golden Retriever, Lucy. He was greatly admired by his younger brother, Alex, and sister, Macy.
Jake was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Fred and Margaret Ament, Roy Jenson, Delane and Mickey Milligan, and Emma & Edward Weible.
He is survived by his parents Kelly and Traci Weible, brother, Alex and sister, Macy, all of West Fargo; grandparents, Les and Shirley Ament of Wolverton, Minn. and Charlie and Joyce Weible of West Fargo; great-grandmother Frances Jenson of Lake Park, Minn.; uncles and aunts, Tim and Tani Rheault of West Fargo, Troy and Becky Ament of Bemidji, Minn., and Curt and Stacie Weible of Grandin, N.D.; and six cousins Brook, Brittany and Brynlee Rheault, Rylie Ament, and Grace, Abby and Cait Weible.
Visitation and a prayer service were held April 26 at West Funeral Home, West Fargo. Jacob's funeral was April 27 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo. His burial is located at ND Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, N.D.
Please feel free to sign Jacob's register book or leave a message of condolence at westfuneralhome.com.