JACOB J. WIEBE, CAPT, USMC
Jacob Wiebe '93
Date of birth: June 19, 1969
Date of death: August 22, 2001
From the 1993 Lucky Bag:
Captain Jacob J. Wiebe, United States Marine Corps, died August 22, 2001 in an aircraft accident near Yuma, Arizona, where he was participating in military training maneuvers. He was 32. Jacob was born at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and he grew up in Orange Park, Florida. He attended high school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993.
Jacob was an F/A-18 Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, the " Silver Eagles" from Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina.
Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery on September 5, 2001 with full military honors conferred.
Jacob is survived by his mother and stepfather Judy and Bill Barrett of Middleburg, Florida; his father and stepmother Albert J. Wiebe and Sandra Wiebe of Paradise, Utah; his brother and family Matthew and Cheryl Wiebe, and their three children Jacob, Sarah, and Thomas of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his grandmother Marian Cassidy of Jacksonville, Florida; his half sister Joanna Kuskie of Pennsylvania; his step sister Deni Harbin, and her children Caleb, Hannah, Jared and Sarah of Ogden, Utah; his aunts Gail Williams and Cara Gapinski; his uncles Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cassidy, Lieutenant Colonel Buck Cassidy, Cidd Cassidy, and Carl Cassidy; also numerous cousins.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, you honor Jacob with contributions in his memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Jacob was killed when his F/A-18 crashed on August 22, 2001 near Yuma, Arizona.
We took this Photo Memorial weekend 2005, after laying patriotic flowers at Jacob's Grave, as a loving memory to one of my best friends. May all who see it smile and continue to remember him long after the flowers fade.
Also with us were: Lieutenant and Mrs. Michael Looysen, USNA '00, Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Tolomeo, USNA '86, Colonel Tolomeo's children, Nicholas and Brittany, and Dr. Laura Weatherford. His friends, Lauralee Motis-Yow and Lieutenant John T Yow, USNA '00