June 27 1936 June 07 2019
Gary R. Jacobi June 27, 1936 – June 07, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers View/Sign Guest Book| Send Sympathy Card Gary Richard Jacobi, 82, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 14th from 4 to 6 p.m., at Teahen Funeral Home, 3100 F Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, with a time for sharing at 5 p.m. Burial will follow at Marengo Cemetery. He graduated from OLVA High School in Waterloo, and soon after met and married Donna Hof in 1956. They made their home in Cedar Rapids, and raised 7 children. They were later divorced. Gary worked for 30 years at Wilson & Co’s Meat Packing Plant, in a variety of positions. He retired in 1986. Gary was a man who enjoyed time with family and friends, and that time together often included good food, cold beer, card games, some classic country music, and laughter late into the night. He camped with his family often, singing along as his daughters played their guitars & sang around the fire at night. He loved to travel – his favorite destination was probably the white sand beaches in Florida. He is best remembered by those who loved him in jeans, a Hawaiian shirt, sandals, and a well-loved straw hat. Gary left behind the legacy of children who share his love of family & friends, and his willingness to work hard and make sacrifices. He is survived by his children, Dawn (Bob) of Missouri; Diane (Scott) of Mount Vernon, IA; Karen (Greg) of Nebraska; Tom (Susie) of California; Tim of Oklahoma; Mary (Gene) of Arizona; Donna Jacobi, his wife of 33 years; his 15 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther, who prayed for him every day of her life; his father, Gerold Jacobi; his son, Grant; and his brother, Jack Jacobi. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Living Center West for the kindness, dignity, and care given to Gary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. SERVICES Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Teahen Funeral Home 3100 F Avenue NW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405 Get Directions on Google Maps A time of sharing will be at 5 p.m. Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gary R Jacobi June 27 1936 June 07 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Cedar Rapids, state: Iowa