|Jimmy M. “Jake” Jacobson, 76, of Monterey, passed away peacefully surrounded by family
on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo, IN after fighting cancer for the
last few years.
Jimmy was born on Sept. 10, 1939 in Chicago to Melvin and Coral (Percival) Jacobson. He
was a graduate of Thornton High School class of 1957. On June 16, 1962 Jimmy married
Rose Tholl in Midlothian, IL. They lived in Chicago Heights, IL until they moved to
Monterey, IN in 1972. Jimmy was a plumber most of his life, finally retiring from the Culver
Academies after 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, going for morning coffee in Monterey and
Culver, and taking care of his many grandchildren.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Rose of Monterey, 3 sons – Jimmy Jacobson Jr. of Rochester,
Andrew Jacobson of Monterey, and Anthony (Erin) Jacobson of Rochester; 2 daughters –
Rose Greer of Nashua, IA and Georgana (Tim) Fishburn of Argos; brother Harry (Geri)
Jacobson of Cave Creek, AZ; sisters Faith (Fred) York of Albuquerque, NM and Shirley
Proudfoot of Fort Collins, CO; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother Coral Jacobson, father Melvin Jacobson, and
brother Donald Jacobson.
A time of visitation will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Friday, May 6, 2016
from 4:00 – 8:00pm EST. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Saturday, May
7, 2016 at 10:30am EST. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.
Memorials may be given to the family.
|Jimmy M. "Jake" Jacobson
September 10, 1939 – May 3, 2016