Jack Jacobs, 87

Jack W. Jacobs, 87, of Marcellus, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at Bronson LakeView Community Hospital, Paw Paw following a long illness.

He was born May 19, 1923 in Three Rivers, the son of Wilbur and Bertha (Dimick) Jacobs. On Dec. 8, 1945 in Kalamazoo he married Lillian M. Freeland who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1995.

Jack was a resident of the Marcellus area for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was employed at Goerlich Muffler Company in Dowagiac as a supervisor and later at FabMasters Company in Marcellus. He was also a life member of American Legion Post No. 39 and the Volinia Marcellus Lodge No. 227, F.&A.M. He enjoyed horses.

Surviving are nieces and nephews including Ann (Loren) Carlson of Kalamazoo, Rhonda (Ken) Brown of Bahama, N.C., Mike (Judy) Jacobs of Portage, Brad Jacobs of Marcellus, Randy (Sharon) Jacobs of Three Rivers and Frank (Beverly) Freeland of Scotts. One brother, Cameron Jacobs, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 in Marcellus Cemetery with Rev. Sam Maddox of the Light & Life Wesleyan Church of Three Rivers officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Mater Funeral Home, Marcellus. Memorials may be directed to the Marcellus Ambulance Service.

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