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Jaycob "Jake" Smith

August 20, 2002 — December 17, 2023

Sioux City, Iowa

Jaycob “Jake” Smith, 21, of Sioux City passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2023 in Sioux City, Iowa.


Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with Reverend Wayne Gallipo officiating.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, December 22, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be given at


Jaycob was raised in Sioux City and had a number of places he called home in his life. He was currently living with his partner Kiana and their beloved animals, and also his good friend and roommate Joey.


Jaycob attended the Westside schools growing up and was the last class in the Old Smith Elementary. He had many friends in school and would love that his mom and dad would attend all of his programs, special events, and come to lunch with him often. Jake loved seeing his mom and dad come help in his classroom, and his teachers loved having him in their classes! He graduated from West High, Class of 2020. He had a few jobs over the years after graduation but found a love in being a “Certified Pest Control Technician”. He worked for Orkin recently and was so excited they gave him a work truck to drive. He was really happy working there.


Growing up, Jaycob was so very loved by his entire community of family and friends. He was lucky enough to have many extra siblings in his life; 8 to be exact. In the line up, he fell 2nd out of 9. He had special relationships with all of his step siblings. Jaycob also had a special closeness with his great aunt Sharon. They spent many moments together and she would always tell him how cute he was. Jaycob will forever protect and provide peace to her and all her siblings in the years to come.


Jaycob enjoyed any time he could spend with his mom and dad growing up. He loved being close to his mom; he was a mamas boy forsure. Jaycob would always encourage his mom in her businesses and she could always count on his help and support. He loved loving his mother. He loved her cooking and as he grew older, he found cooking to be a joy himself. They found common ground in sharing food pics and cookbooks. Jake will always be his moms sweet little boy. He will follow her and say “Hello mother” and keep her safe. Jaycob loved his dad and everything his dad showed him growing up. He loved jumping on his dads trampoline every summer, and would try to be in charge of all the siblings while jumping. What a chore! He loved going on yearly family trips with his dad and siblings and grandma. He looked forward to it every year! Jaycob enjoyed eating family meals with his dad and would spend his nights talking to his step mom Amanda at the kitchen table. Amanda really got to know the private side of Jake. He is forever grateful to have such a great and loving family throughout his life. He will cherish all of our memories with him.


Jaycob had so much love for his brother and sister. He really looked up to Jayme ever since they were little boys. Whether it was playing soccer, baseball, miniature action figures, Beyblades, wrestling each other, or their love for cars and concerts. He loved his relationship with his brother. Jaycob will hold him close and watch over him. He will be a forever guidance to his brother Jayme. Jaycob will encourage and help Jayme, and will protect and keep him safe.


Jaycob was an older brother to Jaycee, his twin but 4 years apart. He was her protector, confidant, and friend to his sister. There wasn’t a time Jaycee didn’t laugh around her brother; especially as they got older. Jaycob loved having a little sister, especially a sister with a similar sense of humor. They would share so much over the years. He will watch over his sister and will be there for guidance in her times of need. He will think about her and will watch her grow into an amazing woman. Jaycob will keep his sister strong in the years to come!


Jaycob was a thoughtful, gentle, supportive, patient, funny, sensitive kid, brother, uncle, grandson, partner, and friend. He had the biggest heart, warmest smile, brightest eyes, and the most odd sense of humor. There isn’t anyone who exchanged texts messages with Jaycob that didn’t see and experience his meme collection and funny comments back and forth. He was seriously the funniest person in our lives! If you knew him, you know that humor! It was one of a kind.


Jaycob is survived by his parents, Joe Smith (Amanda Moon)  and Jessica Monell; big brother, Jayme (Jill), nieces Jazelia and Aylin; sister, Jaycee Elise; grandpa Glenn (Bompa); grandma Julie (gigi); grandpa Mike (gramps & Tina); grandma Barb (nama) and Mark Neilsen (Dalton & Austin Neilsen); uncle Jason and cousin Trinity; aunt Lindsay & uncle Justin, cousins Taylor, Kenzie, Andi Mays; great aunt Sharon Gauslow; cousins Jason Deuhr (Alese), Melissa Kalkofen (Kris, Aden, Erik, Avery), bonus siblings Mark Davis, Kiah Davis, Connor Moon, Blake Moon, Chase Moon, Braxton Moon; cat kids Oliver, Sushi, Soup, Milk Anne, and Lucy; and a special love, Kiana. Jaycob is also survived by a community of friends that are too long to list!


Jaycob is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Steve and Rose Monell, maternal grandparents LeRoy and Jan Deuhr, cousins Donnie and Ricky, great aunt Vicki, dog Ruger, and snake Zio.


Thank you for all your warm thoughts and support during this time. Keep us in your prayers. Sincerely, Jakes family.



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Service Schedule

Past Services

Prayer Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 23, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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