Jacob LimaJacob David Lima was born April 13, 1921, in Hannaford, ND, to Arne and Karoline (Vormedal) Lima. Jacob was raised in the Cooperstown, ND, area. He attended two years of high school at Hillcrest Academy in Fergus Falls, MN, and graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1940.
Jacob married Myrtle Helland on August 8, 1942, in Valley City, ND, and they made their home on his family farm in the Cooperstown area. Jacob served in the US Army for a time. Upon his discharge, they made their home in Fargo, ND, where Jacob learned the skills of the heating industry. He worked as a furnace technician for Robert Gibb and Sons for many years until he retired.