Jacob (Jake) Brantner Obituary

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Jacob A. (Jake) Brantner

January 12, 1977 - April 3, 2016
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Jacob Andrew (Jake) Brantner Jake was born January 12, 1977 and was taken from us April 3, 2016 after a little over 39 years of living and loving. He leaves behind his loving wife of 15 years, Kim (Swearngin) Brantner; their beautiful 10 year old daughter, Makenzie Brantner; parents, Andy and Carol Brantner and one very special sister, Vanessa; his mother-in-law, Kathy Swearngin (Donald Whitaker); brother-in-law, Joey Swearngin (Brandi); nephews, Dayton and Miles Swearngin; many aunts, uncles, cousins and a vast multitude of dear and lasting friends. It is with overwhelming sadness that we who remain struggle with our loss. Jake's shoes...
Jacob Andrew (Jake) Brantner

Jake was born January 12, 1977 and was taken from us April 3, 2016 after a little over 39 years of living and loving. He leaves behind his loving wife of 15 years, Kim (Swearngin) Brantner; their beautiful 10 year old daughter, Makenzie Brantner; parents, Andy and Carol Brantner and one very special sister, Vanessa; his mother-in-law, Kathy Swearngin (Donald Whitaker); brother-in-law, Joey Swearngin (Brandi); nephews, Dayton and Miles Swearngin; many aunts, uncles, cousins and a vast multitude of dear and lasting friends.

It is with overwhelming sadness that we who remain struggle with our loss. Jake's shoes are too large for any to fill. Yet we find peace and take comfort knowing that as Jake entered into eternity and into the Paradise of God, he was greeted with loving arms by his father-in-law, Joe Swearngin; his grandparents, and family and friends who danced with joy to see Jake again. Though we wonder what kind of mischief he might be getting into, we know that God picks His fruit when it is most delicious. We find it nearly impossible to reconcile and process our loss, yet He, who created all things, knows all things, and in Him we must have all confidence and trust.

Jake was born in Warrensburg, MO and lived in Wisconsin in the early 1990's but returned home and graduated from Lone Jack High School in 1995. He worked for GM for 12 years and in 2008 followed his passion and ventured out on his own to start the family business called "Jakes Performance Fabrication" with the motto, "If you can dream it, we can build it". We take pride in knowing that he was a man who not only had amazing talents and abilities in race car fabrication and other projects but he also carried a spirit and demeanor that was loved by all who knew him. He was honest and kind, and a man with integrity and honor. His heart was open and caring for any who stood in need. He could carry a good bluff and enjoyed a good joke or prank even when it was on him. Just being around him you would soon feel better about yourself. He was always an exceptional husband and father as his family stood with him through the challenges of life. As he lived for others, he died for others. He was a hero in every sense of the word.

Just 39 years of living and loving. It was too short, yet Jake made his mark in the world and an indelible and lasting mark in all our hearts. This is his legacy and his gift to us. We shall share the memories and stories of Jake for the rest of our lives. They comfort us and teach us not just who Jake was, but what kind of person we should be. He expects us to carry on as best we can, never miss an opportunity to say I love you, give a hug or lend a hand. Be kind to yourself and all others. And eat more ice cream!

Services are scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2016 (Casual dress: race shirts, jeans, etc. Drive your street rod if you have one.)
10:00 AM Visitation
11:00 AM Memorial Service

Adams Point Conference Center
Marriot Inn
1400 NE Coronado Dr.
Blue Springs, MO 64014

South side of I-70 on the outer road about a half mile east of Adams Dairy Road and behind the Marriot Inn. Parking is in the rear or on the east side.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to: https://www.youcaring.com/kim-brantner-550540

Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., KCMO 64133, 816-353-6555.

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