Clarence C. "Bud" Jacobs, Jr.

Clarence C. “Bud” Jacobs, Jr., 81, Hays, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Hays to Clarence C. “Curly” and Bertha (Schmidt) Jacobs. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy.

He married Dorothy Mae Dinkel on June 2, 1962, in Victoria and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. He worked for Farmers State Bank, for Farmers Insurance for 42 years, and after his retirement, with his son at State Glass Company. He was a Kansas National Guard veteran for many years.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the St. Mary’s Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 6984, and was a past member of the Kiwanis Club of Hays. He was active in his church, helping with the parish picnics and soup suppers for 25 years.

His hobbies included playing and coaching softball, his team affectionately called “Bud’s Babes”. He enjoyed barbequing for his family, was a Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan, and an avid bowler. His number one priority was his family he loved his children and grandchildren, attending their events and supporting them.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Francis Jacobs and wife, Stephanie; two daughters, Michelle Chittenden and husband, John II, and Kelly Lagree and husband, Tony, all of Hays; a brother; Thomas Jacobs and wife, Billie, Hays; and seven grandchildren, Mason Lagree, Haileigh Jacobs, Johnny Chittenden, Gabrielle Chittenden, Hunter Jacobs, Maddie Lagree, and Marcus Lagree.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 10. 2020, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on September 09, 2020