James W. Jacobus, Age 73, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away at the UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday, September 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Sunday, September 12 from 5 to 7 PM. A funeral service will be offered at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories on Monday, September 13 at10:30 AM with Deb Black officiating. The family request everyone in attendance wear casual wear, Hawkeye if possible. Interment to follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery-Garden of the Cross.
James was born on August 15, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was the son of the late Fred and Helen (Schueler) Jacobus. On Valentine’s Day, 1976, James married the love of his life, Jo Ellen Behrends, who he loved dearly until he took his last breath. James worked for the Highway Equipment Company as a cleaner for 44 years before his retirement. He was an avid sports fan especially the Hawkeyes, the Packers, Yankees, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church where he coached the softball team for over 25 years. He loved following and attending all of his grandchildren’s events. He loved all animals especially his squirrels.
Those left to cherish James’ memory are his wife, Jo Ellen Jacobus of Cedar Rapids, IA; his children, Eric (Shelley) Jacobus of Palo, IA, Deanna (Walt) Bachman of Cedar Rapids, IA Joseph Jacobus of Cedar Rapids and Justin (Kristin) Jacobus, of Cedar Rapids, IA; his 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Ronnie Jacobus of Shellsburg, IA, Larry Jacobus of Atkins, Iowa, and Doreen (Bob) Jones of Independence, IA James was preceded in death by his parents, and his infant son, Jameson Jacobus.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for all the love and support they showed James while he was in their care.