STERLING – Gary L. Jacobs, 68, of Sterling, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Gary was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Sterling, the son of Lawrence and Dorothy J. (Bruns) Jacobs. He recently celebrated 45 years of marriage to Carol Underhill; they married May 18, 1969, in Freeport. Gary farmed in the rural Coleta area his entire life.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of Sterling; one daughter, Jenny (Dale) Merema of Chadwick; one son, Andrew (Beth) Jacobs of Sterling; one sister, Carolyn (Jim) Dir of Chadwick; four grandchildren, Nathaniel Merema, Abbygail Merema, Kyllian Jacobs, and Ronyn Jacobs; one niece, Shelley (Reese) Hartman of Sterling; and two nephews, Allen (Brooke) Dir of Sterling and Ben (Beth) Dir of Coleta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coleta United Methodist Church in Coleta. with the Rev. David Jungnickle, pastor, officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.