A Visitation for Christine (Chris) Emma Jacob, 93, of Vero Beach, Florida,will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the Prayer Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy, Palatine. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington. A celebration of life was held at Oak Harbor Country Club, Vero Beach, FL on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Chris passed peacefully at home on Thursday, April 18, 2019 with her family by her side.
Chris was born to the late Christian and Lillian Gies on February 24, 1926 in New York City, NY. She married the late Baldwin (Wynn) Jacob on September 6, 1952.
Chris graduated high school in New Jersey as class Valedictorian. From there she attended Michigan State University and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
Chris and Wynn shared the love of a lifetime until Wynn’s death on June 13, 1999. They had the privilege of living in many areas of the United States beginning in Hackensack, NJ, Columbus, IN, Lake Forest, IL, Walnut Creek ,CA, Green Farms, CT, Westport, CT, Palatine, IL, Racine, WI and finally retiring in Vero Beach, FL.
Chris was a highly accomplished golfer, having won Club Championships at Inverness CC, Racine CC and Hawks Nest CC. She also has recorded 9 holes in one at numerous courses during her lifetime.
Chris is survived by her son Michael (Virginia) Jacob of Kenosha, WI. She is preceded in death by her son, James (Juvy) Jacob of Belvidere, IL. She also has five grandchildren; Anthony, Alyssa, Andrew, Christian and Sydney and one great granddaughter, Antonia.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Indian River Community Foundation (https://ircommunityfoundation.org) in the name of Baldwin and Christine Jacob.
The family would like to express gratitude to Nightingale Private Care – especially to Eleanor and Sania. A special thank you to Aging Life Care Professional, Dolores at Firstat.
Anyone wishing to send the family a message or share a story is asked to visit Chris’ memorial page at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com