Elgene Wayne Jacobs

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Elgene Wayne Jacobs

July 18, 1950 - August 01, 2018

Elgene Wayne Jacobs "Jake", 68, of Edmond, Okla., passed away at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital on Aug. 1, 2018. Jake was born July 18, 1950, to Dick W. and Fern Feeken Jacobs in Adrian, Minn. He was married to Deanne Rae Hietbrink on Oct. 12, 1974 in Brookings, S.D.
Jake was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother of Jackson, Minn.; wife of the home; children, Bryan Jacobs, Richardson, Texas, and Kristen (Shane) Crawford, Edmond, Okla.; and six grandchildren, Matthew and Caroline Jacobs, Richardson, Texas, and Carrington, Jacob, Bryson, and Landon Crawford, Edmond, Okla. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn (David) Hansen, Lakefield, Minn.; mother and father-in-law, Bernard and Elaine Hietbrink, Bella Vista, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Beth (Charles) Curry, Decatur, Ill., Laura (Ross) Rames, Mount Pleasant, S.C., and brother-in-law, Bernard (Melissa) Hietbrink, Rockwall, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Jake graduated from Ellsworth High School in Minn.; South Dakota State University with a BS in Pharmacy; University of Iowa with a MS; and Purdue University with a PhD in Pharmacy Administration. He retired from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where he taught for 25 years and was honored as Professor Emeritus. He was also the pharmacy director for OSEEGIB for several years. Jake was instrumental in developing the American Drug Utilization Review Society (ADURS) of which he was the executive director until his death.
Jake enjoyed coaching basketball with both of his children while they were growing up. He also was very proud of his yard and spent hours with the flower beds and making sure the lawn was as green as it could be. Jake was a fan of OSU football, basketball, and Thunder basketball.
A very special thank you to all of the OK Heart Hospital staff for their kindness and compassion.
A memorial to celebrate Jake's life will be 10 a.m., Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association.
Published on August 3, 2018
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Mark Thompson
Aug 07, 2018
I was so fortunate to be coached by Jake and teammate of Bryan in basketball way back in the late 80's. Wonderful memories thanks to an amazing coach who poured his heart into every player. All my best to the Jacobs family.
David Calabrese
Aug 06, 2018
Deanne, Kristen and family:

I was deeply saddened when I learned today of the news of Jake's passing. I hope that you all are doing OK. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

I will miss the big fella. In the short few years that I got to know him, I cherished his mentorship and his friendship. I enjoyed every moment with him and learned a great deal from him.

Jake's legacy stands strong in what he has built in ADURs, and you should all be quite proud of his enormous contributions to our profession, as well as the broad-scale, downstream impact that his work helped to deliver in improving the health and well-being of countless Medicaid members all across the country.

He cert
...ainly will be missed, but his smile and warm-hearted nature will live strong in the hearts of us all whom he touched throughout his journey here on earth.

God bless him and all of you who now hole the important task of carrying on his memories for generations to come.

- David
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Frank Lawler
Aug 04, 2018
Jake was a larger than life personality and I was blessed to know him for several years. His intelligence and wit were phenomenal. He will be missed
Ellen Nugent
Aug 04, 2018
Will be missed by many our deepest sympathy.
David & Linda Boyenga
Aug 04, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to you your family. We enjoyed touring Ellsworth High school with you , Carolyn and Dave last year at the all school reunion. Linda & David