Jacob Paul Gnan

October 16, 1999 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 24) 24 Years Old

Jacob Gnan Obituary

Jacob Paul Gnan was born on October 16, 1999 to Kerri (Rolf) and Paul Gnan in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He was baptized into Christ’s family on November 14, 1999, at Zion Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He confirmed his faith at Immanuel Lutheran in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Sheboygan Lutheran High School and also Grand Canyon University.   After graduation, he moved to the Dallas Texas area where he most recently served as an Advancement Officer for Mission Advancement of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Jacob was a bright light of hope and encouragement to all those who knew him.   He loved his family and His Lord.  He enjoyed traveling, playing and watching sports, kayaking, hiking, and was always up for an adventure. Jacob lived his faith.  He had a generous heart and was always willing to help others.  We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love, and support during this time.  Jacob passed away on January 17, 2024 in Plano, Texas at the age of 24.  He is survived by  his parents, Paul and Kerri Gnan of Seward, Nebraska; grandparents, Bernadene Gnan of Chaska, Minnesota and Dennis and Marlene Rolf of Waconia, Minnesota; sisters, Katherine and Tim Priefer of Marshfield, Wisconsin and Emily Gnan of Castle Rock, Colorado; aunts, Carol Gnan, and Cathy Gnan; aunts and uncles, Pete and Michele, Kris and Mitch Rae,  Kurt and Sarah Rolf,; cousins, Charlie Rolf, Ryan Rolf, Nicholas and Claire Gnan, Courtney and Pete Hahn and Chelsea Gnan (fiancé, Gino Domel).

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:1

Memorials in care of Gnan Family or donor's choice. 

If you cannot attend the service we invite you to worship with us by live streaming on YouTube "St. John Seward Live stream".  We will also record the service and upload it to our website so you can watch it at a later date.


If you are unable to attend the service in Seward, Nebraska there will be a service in Marshfield Wisconsin, details below. 


There will also be a memorial service held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 South Chestnut Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:30. Visitation with the family will be held at the church prior to the memorial service from 11:00 a.m. until service time.  A luncheon will be held following the service.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 10, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Memorial Service
February 10, 2024

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434


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