Jacob A. (Jake) Brantner

January 12, 1977April 3, 2016

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:

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


  • Visitation Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 17, 2016

Jacob A. (Jake) Brantner

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July 2, 2016

Andy and Carol,

Thoughts and prayers on your loss.

Dave and Kati Walls
(616) 696-0512

S. Washington

April 27, 2016

Sorry for your loss. May the GOD of all comfort be with the family at this time of sorrow.


April 21, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Gods word. John 11:44

April 16, 2016

My condolences on the great loss of your precious Jacob. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1, 2).

April 15, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and keep you. Ken and Jane Dauer

Patricia Trigger

April 14, 2016

Thoughts and prayers to Jake's family from Canada

Barbara Crudele

April 13, 2016

I knew Jake from working with his wife.
he was a wonderful man and loved his family very much. RIP Jake

Heathe Craig

April 12, 2016

It was my great joy to be one of jakes cousins. He was always full of energy and mischief. Its hard to imagine him gone. Uncle Charles will keep him in line now.
Love you all Heather Craig

Crystal Mayo

April 12, 2016

RIP Jake

Daniel Cunningham

April 12, 2016

RIP Jake