Services for Jacob “Jake” Hertwig

Jacob “Jake” Hertwig, age 31, of Bemidji, MN and formerly of Winger, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 14th, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th, at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Alan Arneson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, September 18th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. Family will also greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at

Jacob “Jake” Daniel Hertwig was born on July 28, 1988, at Fosston, Minnesota, to Daniel and Joanne Hertwig.

He grew up in rural Winger and attended Win-E-Mac School, graduating in 2007.


Jake then attended Bemidji State University.  While attending BSU, he was very involved in Residential Life and the Lutheran Campus Ministry, working for both of them.  Jake graduated from BSU in 2012 and always said his degree should have been in “interim work” as he had several jobs at BSU and the Lutheran Campus Ministry when help was needed quickly.  He pointed out that he had lived in every building on the BSU campus at one time or another. 


Everyone that knew Jake knew of his passion for music and movies.  He was always attending concerts and standing in line for opening movies.  His job at Your QFM radio station was a perfect fit for Jake (JD).  He loved his job there and all of his QFM family, which included his co-workers and listeners.  It allowed him to share his love of the Lord and indulge his passion for music.


Jake always said he got his first job when he was four years old – the job of “Big Brother” to his sister, Megan.  He loved, respected and protected her fiercely.


Jacob Daniel Hertwig passed away at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND on Saturday, September 14, 2019 with his family by his side. 


He is survived by his parents, Daniel & Joanne Hertwig, Winger, MN; his sister, Megan (Josh), Lakewood, CO; his maternal grandparents, Sid & Anita Sibert, Big Lake, MN; aunts, uncles, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Edlard and Lorraine Hertwig, and uncles Roger Sibert and Les Sibert.                  


We will always remember Jake as a kind, compassionate and funny man who always put others' welfare before his own and we will miss him dearly until we see him again.


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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