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David Jacobs

October 18, 1941 - December 8, 2014

Jacobs, David; age 73; of Howell; passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 8, 2014. Born in Bay City, Michigan on October 18, 1941, he was the son of Isabell Jacobs. A Howell resident since 1974, David was a 1960 graduate of Beal City High School. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served for nine years until his honorable discharge in 1970. During his Army service David took correspondence classes with the University of Maryland and earned a certificate in engineering. He worked for Perkins Engineering for 12 years and retired from Detroit Diesel in 2000 following 13 years of service. David was a member and elder of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Beloved husband of Sharon L. (Pobur) Jacobs, whom he married in Detroit on September 12, 1964; loving father of Deborah (Tim) Colley of Brighton, Dawn (fiancé, Daniel Marcoux) Jacobs of Howell, Daniel (Lara) Jacobs of Galesburg, and Allan (Lisa) Jacobs of Williamston; proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren, Chase (Nicole), Jacob, Chelsey (Barrett Walquist), Cade, Carter, Keaton, Maggie, Kennan, Evie, Lexie, and Daylynne; also survived by his sister, Sandra Morris of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Jacobs; and sister, Betty Silva. Funeral Services (today) Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society . Please visit the family’s on line guestbook at

Published in Morning Sun on Dec. 10, 2014