Vernon Jacobs

Vernon H. Jacobs, 102, of Arrowsmith, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 2, 2017) at the Gibson City Annex.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017) at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. in Union Cemetery in Arrowsmith.

Memorial donations may be made to Ridgeview High School FFA.

Vernon was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Arrowsmith, to Howard V. and Bernice Lemons Jacobs. He married Doris Hensley Sept. 30, 1935, in Waukegan. She passed away Sept. 29, 2006.

Survivors include one son, Gary (JoAnne) Jacobs, Ellsworth; two daughters, Janet Butler, Arrowsmith; and Jean (Wally) Ward, Hudson; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister; son-in-law, Larry Butler; and an infant grandson, Steven Butler.

Vernon farmed all his life in Arrowsmith, officially retiring in 1978. His life was the farm and his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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