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Jacob Pettygrove – Metz Mortuary

    Jacob Pettygrove
    Jacob Wade Pettygrove passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, after a short battle with cancer.  He was 16.

    Jacob was born on December 29, 2004.  He was adopted by Kent Pettygrove when he was a toddler. In his short life, he loved all things western – having a passion for the cowboy way of life.  He and Kent enjoyed trips to South Dakota, Colorado and western Nebraska to visit Deadwood and other historic towns.

    Only 12 days passed between Jacob’s diagnosis and his passing, not long enough for family or friends to say goodbye. His sudden illness and death remind us to tell those special to us how much we love them and cherish every day we have on this Earth.

    Jacob is survived by his father, Kent Pettygrove of Waco; step-siblings Casey (Jenni) Friesen of Waverly, Kayla Pieschke and her fiancé Paul Warner of Topeka, KS, and Rebecca (Matt) Salomons of Lincoln; grandparents Steve and Linda Pettygrove of York; his aunt and uncle, and cousins.

    A private celebration of life will be held for the family. His father asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Jacob’s memory be made to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation in Omaha.  

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