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Kenneth Jacob

Kenneth James Jacob

Wednesday, May 22nd, 1946 - Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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Kenneth James Jacob, 72, of Kingston, formerly of Caro, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Marlette Regional Hospital. He was born May 22, 1946 in Harbor Beach to Samuel Joseph and Fern E. (Bennett) Jacob, Jr. He married Patricia F. Ridpath February 5, 1966 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caro.
Ken graduated from Caro High School in 1965. He joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked on jets as an aircraft mechanic. Following his military service, Ken worked as a mechanic for Eastland Total Service Center and for various pickle plants. He enjoyed collecting rocks, woodworking and was proud of his large collection of angels. Ken was an avid photographer and always had his camera with him. Most important to Ken was his faith and his family. He was a past member of the Caro American Legion Post #7.
Ken is survived by his wife, Patricia and their children: Cynthia Varrasia of Maryville, TN; Diane (Dennis) Gibson of Maryville, TN; Susan (Ron) Johnson of Columbus, IN; Paula (Mark) Walker of Speedwell, TN; Deb (Chris) Randall of Kingston; Donald Jacob of Kingston; 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; brothers: Samuel (Mary) Jacob III of Titusville, FL; Doug (Julie) Jacob of Gwin; Keith (Connie) Jacob of Wilmot; sisters: Gail Romain of Holly; Linda (Marty) Lipan of Sebring, FL; Maryann (Larry) Overfield of Sebring, FL; several nieces, nephews and relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Richard Jacob, Thomas Jacob; sisters: Joan Urmos, Janet Putnam; great grandson, Bentley Ojeda; son-in-law Randy Denson.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in St. Dominic Savio Chapel, 7095 Kochville Road, Freeland with Fr. Daniel Ahern officiating. Interment will be in East Dayton Cemetery, Caro. Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Auxiliary. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in church
Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston
Debra L. Kranz - 989-872-2195
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Dominic Savio Chapel
    7095 Kochville Road
    FREELAND, MI 48623
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 11:00am
    St. Dominic Savio Chapel
    7095 Kochville Road
    FREELAND, MI 48623
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Daniel Ahern
  • Interment

    East Dayton Cemetery
    CARO, MI 48723
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Ken and Kristine Lockhart

Posted at 09:19pm
Patsy, we offer our condolences to you and your family. We just learned of Ken's passing today. May the God of all comfort guard you in your faith in our only Lord Jesus Christ. Ken and Kristine Lockhart.

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