Jacob “Jake” Neigum, 63, of Bismarck, was called home on July 29, 2017. He suffered a massive heart attack.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Aug. 2 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Paul Becker as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.
Jake was born April 18, 1954 in Bismarck, to Peter and Theresia (Schmidt) Neigum. He graduated from Bismarck High School in 1972. He married Mary Jo Marquart on Dec. 13, 1974. They were blessed with four children, Jacob Jr. (Christy) Neigum, Pewaukee, Wis., Jennifer (Justin Jundt) Neigum, Surrey, Joseph (Tessa) Neigum, Madison, Wis., and Jessica (Peter Dargis) Neigum, Minneapolis. They were also blessed with 10 grandchildren, Carson, Kylie, and Bradyn Neigum, Payton Stanley, Jordan, Talan, and Lilli Jundt, Olive and Charlie Nelson, and Vivian Neigum.
He loved hunting, BS’ing with the best of them, having shots of red eye, but there was nothing that he loved more than his family. His passion for hunting led him to Scheels Sports for 27 years, allowing him to make countless numbers of friends. He cared so much about his friends, that he could tell you everything about them. He retired in January 2017 and then took his entire family to Mexico to celebrate life.
He is survived by his mother, Theresia Neigum; six brothers, Mike (Mary) Neigum, Alex (Sandy) Neigum, Peter (Connie) Neigum, Gary (Kim) Neigum, Anthony (Amy) Neigum, Richard (Andrea Muresan) Neigum; sister, Theresia (Junnell Krabbenhoft) Neigum; sisters-in-law, Virginia Fettig, Florence (Joe) Hilzendeger, and Lil (Tom Wold) Steiner; brothers-in-law, John Marquart, Robert Marquart, Steve (Mary) Marquart, Vince (Kristine) Marquart; many nephews and nieces; and great nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, Peter Neigum; his father and mother-in-law, Peter and Margaret Marquart; brothers-in-law, Tim Steiner and Baltzer Fettig; sister-in-law, Theresa Marquart; and niece, Melanie Neigum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the charity of your choice.
Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook and view tribute photos.