Manuel Jacobs, age 79, of Rome City, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Jacobs was born in Pippa Passes, Kentucky on October 23, 1940 to the late Hillson and Sallie (Jacobs) Jacobs. He married Moselle Ritchie on December 22, 1962 in Rome City, Indiana. Manuel was a maintenance electrician with the Kendallville Foundry for 31 years. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. He loved tinkering around in his shed, working on lawnmowers, fishing, Western movies and Gospel Blue Grass music.
Wife, Moselle Jacobs of Rome City.
Daughter, Norma Barger and Wade Holley of Rome City.
Son, Jeffrey Jacobs of Rome City.
Daughter, Lisa Jacobs and Ronald Hughes of Sturgis, Michigan.
Son, Glen Jacobs of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Three grandchildren: Jacob Barger, Alex Manuel Jacobs, II, and Micheala Barger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dora Ellen “Mickey” Jacobs; brothers, Charles Jacobs and Don Jacobs; and a granddaughter, Anna Lynn Steinbarger.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 PM at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, Kendallville with a service at 6:00 PM.
A funeral service will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Harbor of Love Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Mosley, Rev. Matt West, and Rev. Doug Ritchie officiating.
Burial will follow the funeral at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
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