MATTOON — Garret Jakobsson, 46, of Mattoon, IL formerly of Urbana, IL passed away at 6:12 P.M. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Mattoon, IL after years of battling with a neurodegenerative disease.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 East County Road 1700 North in Arcola, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence please visit www.edwardsfh.net
Garret was born on April 10, 1967 in South Korea. He was a son of Eric Gunnar and Naomi (Dick) Jakobsson. He married Elizabeth Christian Hudson on October 28, 2002 in Urbana, IL.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Jakobsson and son Gunnar Jakobsson both of Mattoon, IL; his parents Eric and Naomi Jakobsson of Urbana, IL; seven siblings, Beverly Adamczyk (Mark) of Lake Bluff, IL, Susan Jakobsson (Keitha) of St. Paul, MN, Eric Jakobsson, Jr. (Alexa) of New York City, NY, Jonathan Jakobsson (Sherri) of Champaign, IL, Sarah Reed of Urbana, IL, Brenda Cadman (Adam) of Champaign, IL and Linda Smith (Erich) of St. Joseph, IL; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Garret was passionate about Liz, Gunnar, motorcycles, playing pool and fine wine.
He had the biggest smile in the world and like that of the Cheshire Cat it persisted when almost everything else had faded away.
At Garret’s request, NO FLOWERS PLEASE, any memorials or donations may be made to a college fund for his son, Gunnar Jakobsson. Checks can be made out to: Gunnar Jakobsson; Memo-college fund, in care of First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust.