Jacob S. Birznieks, infant

Jacob Sanford Birznieks, born Feb. 20, 2015, in Maple Grove, to Grant and Kara Birznieks, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Jacob was a calm baby with big blue eyes who liked being held, enjoyed his baths, and loved being near his big sister and big brother.

He will be missed by his parents, Grant and Kara Birznieks of Rockford; siblings Tessa (6) and Benjamin (2); grandparents Maris and Barb Birznieks, and Sanford and Kris Nelson, all of Detroit Lakes; great-grandparents Helen and Norman Miller, Jimmie and Lucille Nelson, Ausma Birznieks, and Jo Hinderks; aunts and uncles Jennifer and Dan Eckmann, Sam and Kara Dendrinos, and Brice and Sarah Nelson; and cousins Nolan, Anna, Emma, Owen, Brynn, and Bergen.

Funeral services took place Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, with the Rev. Jon Rhodes officiating.

Visitation was Friday, April 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.

Arrangements were with The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo and St. Michael.

Memorials are preferred to the family to be used to build a playground in Jacob’s name.

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