G. Wendell Jacob

Born: Sat., Nov. 10, 1917
Died: Sun., Sep. 9, 2012

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G. Wendell Jacob, 94, of Angola, Indiana died Sunday, September 9, 2012 in Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola. He was a partner in Jacob Insurance Service of Angola beginning with his father Lloyd Jacob, then Ray Tubergen and Kim Tubergen now including Dick Hickman. He was the Mayor of Angola from 1960-1964. He was appointed to the Angola City Planning Commission and Board of Appeals in 1964. He sat on the Board of Directors of the Angola State Bank, the President of the Board of Elmhurst Hospital prior to the merger with Cameron Memorial Hospital then President of the Cameron Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. He was Chairman of the Cameron Memorial Hospital Capital Fund Drive in 1973. He was Past Chapter Chairman of the American Red Cross of Steuben County, Past President of the Angola Lions Club and held state level offices and served on several United Way campaigns for several years. He was a member of the Angola United Methodist Church and chaired every committee at one time or another and was a member of the choir. Mr. Jacob was a Captain in the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He enjoyed fishing, traveling especially to Florida and was quite a golf fanatic. But most of all he loved spending time with his family. He and his wife Ruthie enjoyed more than 20 years with his siblings and their respective spouses, affectionately known as "the Dirty Dozen". They traveled together, had their own signing group and lived in such a close proximity that the corner of their street was known as "Jacob Junction". Wendell was born November 10, 1917 in Orland, Indiana to Loyd W. and Olive T. (Perkins) Jacob. He married Dorothy Ruth "Ruthie" Green on December 5, 1942. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Glenn W. Jr. and Lorraine Jacob of Walkerton, Indiana, two sisters Dorothy Tubergen of Angola, Indiana, Ruth Darron of Jackson, Michigan, 2 grandchildren and their spouses Kathryn "Katie" R. and Steve Lawson of Indianapolis, Indiana; Adam K. and Kelly Jacob of Rochester, Minnesota; and 4 great-grandchildren Morgan Elisabeth Lawson, Cameron Alexander Lawson, William Wendell Jacob and Lucas Maxwell Jacob. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy Ruth "Ruthie" Jacob on January 5, 2008, three brothers Gordon Jacob, Jerry Jacob and Mahlon Jacob. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 20, 2012 with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Angola United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Terrell officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Angola United Methodist Church.


Memorials:
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Angola United Methodist Church


Visitations:
2:00PM to 4:00PM on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at Weicht Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

6:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at Weicht Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

10:00AM to 11:00AM on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at Angola United Methodist Church (map/driving directions)

Services:
In-state at 7:00PM, Service at 11:00AM at Angola United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 (map/driving directions)

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Cheryl Britt - September 11th, 2012 at 4:22pm - Email
Uncle Wendell, You will be missed by so many!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Julie Jacob Gustafson - September 12th, 2012 at 2:36pm - Email
You will be greatly missed, Uncle Wendell. He was such a great man who loved life and lived life to the full! I recently saw a picture of us in Florida taken outside a restaurant... food, friends and family...May memories of Uncle Wendell bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family, God bless you.

JO Ann Engber - September 15th, 2012 at 11:01am - Email
Had the privilege of being with "uncle" on the last day of his life and felt him squeeze my hand when I told him I loved him. Reading his obituary only leaves me with one thought: There is a life that was truly one well lived!". Rest in peace Uncle. You will be missed so much by so many. Love and prayers to Glenn and Lori and family. Jo

Warren Hartley - October 9th, 2012 at 6:20pm - Email
Rest in peace Wendell. We will never forget the good times that we had in Florida. Your friends from Iowa. Waren and Jan Hartley