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Obituary for Peter Jacobus

July 5, 1942 - June 22, 2019
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 76


Peter Jacobus, age 76 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Eloise; his children: Christine (Rich) Runion, Peter (Melanie) Jacobus Jr., Amy (Dan) Carlisle, Keith (Jill) Van Eck, Matt (Brenda) Van Eck and Stephanie (Murray) Williams; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers: Phil (Linda) Jacobus, Harold Jacobus and Rose, Russ (Tess) Jacobus; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jenny (Floyd) Forner, Jim Rotman, Betsy (Nelson) Hansen, Mel (Joan) Rotman, Rosemary (John) Nuland, Jan (Bob) Homan, Dave (Jan) Rotman, Cal Rotman, Tim (Marla) Rotman and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Peter proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. In his retirement Peter had a passion to guide and assist fellow veterans in obtaining much needed health care services and transportation to those appointments.

Peter was continually generous with his time and talents. His passion and talent for sports blessed so many kids he coached over the years from Grandville Little League to coaching his own children and grandchildren over the years. He had patience and kindness in the way he coached that gave anyone the confidence to do their best.

Peter left his family and friends with wonderful, funny, tender stories as he never took himself too seriously and was forever being silly. These cherished memories will continue to bring smiles to those who knew him.

Pete and Eloise were members of Community Reformed Church where he was baptized as an adult. Pete really cared if people knew Christ because he wanted to make sure they got to heaven and he could see them there.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch Street, Zeeland. Interment will be in Vriesland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Community Reformed Church or Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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