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United Methodist Church, Hawarden
Friday August 2nd, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Faith Reformed Church
Saturday August 3rd, 2019

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Jacob Daniel Soodsma

Rock Valley, IA: Jacob Soodsma, 25, of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Sanford-USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from injuries sustained in an accident.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, at 10:30 AM at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with Rev. Tom Smith and Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. Burial will follow at the Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held on Friday, August 2, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. In the spirit of Jacob’s love of football, Minnesota Vikings or your favorite football team jersey attire is requested. Condolences for the family may be left at www.porterfuneralhomes.com. To view the funeral service live streamed go to the church website at www.faithrv.com.

   Jacob Daniel was born on March 6, 1994, to Daniel and Jennifer (Fladmark) Soodsma in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He grew up in Paynesville, Minnesota, Doon, Iowa and Rock Valley, Iowa.  He graduated from Rock Valley High School where he enjoyed football, band, and stirring up trouble.  His life was full with the Minnesota Vikings, his work at Kooima Company, and his huge circle of friends.  His love overflowed for his family and every single person who came close to him and his infectious smile and “hello”.  He gave everything he had to others, both in life and death. 

   He will be deeply missed by his parents, Dan and Jenny; his brother, Jordan (Cortez, CO), brother, Josh (Vermillion, SD), sister, Josalyn (Sioux Falls, SD), and brother, Jonah (Rock Valley); grandparents, LaVonne Fladmark (Colton, SD), and Pete and Helen Soodsma (Hull, IA); along with all of his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and his hundreds of friends.  He will be joining his grandfather, Donald Fladmark, in heaven.

   As Jacob always hoped to be able to do more for his sister and her struggle with epilepsy, memorials can be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation.

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A Small square lantern was ordered on August 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

We are with you in our hearts though being in Norway prevents us from hugging you in person , please know we are sending hugs and loving prayers to you. Know God has prepared a place for Jacob and he is walking streets of gold, whole and free.

Patsy and Jim Stensland Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

An A Little Bit of Sunshine was ordered on August 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

A Rubber Plant was ordered on August 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jacob Soodsma

Brenda Mauthe Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking and Praying for you, Jacob always brought so much joy and happiness wherever he went, may God be near to you in this difficult time.

Daniel Kragt Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

A Forever in My Heart Cross was ordered on July 31, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

We extend our sympathies for the loss of your loved one at such a young age. We are humbled that Jacob's memorial is in honor of his sister to help others with epilepsy. We have conducted several seizure education programs in Northwest Iowa in Lyon County this year, as we try to education as many people as possible on how to recognize and respond to seizures. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Roxanne Cogil, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa 515-238-7660

Roxanne Cogil, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

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