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Randall J. Jacobsma

September 25, 1964 April 25, 2020
Randall J. Jacobsma
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Obituary for Randall J. Jacobsma

Mr. Randall Jacobsma, age 55, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

There will be a private memorial service on Saturday, May 2, at 11:00am. The Rev. Todd De Rooy will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Public visitation, without the family present, will be on Friday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

In light of current events, and in an effort to abide by the recommendation of social distancing, we encourage you to use our website,, to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder, watch the tribute video, and participate in the memorial service via live stream.

Randall Jay was born on September 25, 1964, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the son of Harlyn Jay and Thresa Elaine (Anema) Jacobsma. He was raised in Sioux City where he attended school through the seventh grade. His family then moved to Orange City where he attended the Orange City Christian School. Following graduation from the Unity Christian High School in Orange City, he enrolled at Dordt College in Sioux Center where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

On May 16, 1986, he was united in marriage to Melinda Gay Dykstra at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. Together they made their home in Orange City where he worked as a banker, and most recently as the treasurer for Sioux County.

He was a member of the Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City where he had been a member of the church’s council. Community service was very important to him and he was active in numerous organizations including the boards of the Orange City Area Health System, the Orange City Christian School, Unity Christian High School, and the Pioneer Memorial Home. He also participated in the annual Tulip Festival steering committee and the Great Iowa Shoot Out.

Randy cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to Okoboji, watching all kinds of sports, particularly the Iowa Hawkeyes’ games, and coaching basketball at the Orange City Christian School. His sense of humor, memorable nicknames, and ability to build relationships and make others laugh will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of more than 33 years; his six children, Brittney, and her husband, Keith Kooistra, of Sioux Center; Tyler Jacobsma, and his wife, Danielle, of Sioux Center; LaTasha, and her husband, Blake Kruger, of Sioux Center; Alexa, and her husband, Riley Hoekstra, of Orange City; Lucas Jacobsma, and his wife, Morgan, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Lindsey Jacobsma, of Orange City; six grandchildren, Bentley and Tatum Kooistra, Aria Fankl, Jayde and Kyan Kruger, and Kendall Hoekstra; his parents, Harlyn and Thresa Jacobsma, of Orange City; his three siblings and their spouses, Stephanie and Terry Schouten, of Orange City; Camela and Rudy Van’t Hof, of Ireton; and Michael and Jill Jacobsma, of Orange City; his mother-in-law, Florence Dykstra, of Hospers; and his wife’s siblings and their spouses, Debra and Bart Peters, of Sheldon; Wanda and Steve Ruter, of Kanawha; Randy and Melanie Dykstra, of Chandler, Arizona; and Steve and Lori Dykstra, of Hospers.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dick Dykstra, and an infant nephew, Joshua Jacobsma.

Memorials may be directed to the Orange City Christian School and Unity Christian High School.

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Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City

216 Albany Avenue Northeast
Orange City, IA 51041

Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City
216 Albany Avenue Northeast Orange City 51041 IA
United States

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West Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Orange City, IA 51041

Orange City 51041 IA
United States

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Orange City Christian School

Unity Christian High School


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