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Dorothy Jacobs

Obituary of Dorothy H Jacobs

Dorothy Jacobs former teacher, 105 years old went to be with the lord at her home on Sunday March 13, 2022 surrounded by people who loved her. Dorothy was born December 2, 1916, in rural Sterling to John and Helen (Stralow) Jacobs. Wanting to get her education, she walked to Talbott School with her sisters and then attended Sterling High School before earning her teaching degree at NIU in Dekalb. She first taught in the country schools at Swan Lake, southwest of Rock Falls, Stone School on Freeport blacktop, and Science Ridge School before being called to teach at Sterling Public Schools. Dorothy will be remembered for signing blood donors at the American Red Cross, delivering meals for the food pantry and also rang bells for the Salvation Army. She retired in 1997. After her retirement she was a volunteer tutor for many students at Christ Lutheran School. Dorothy was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for over 50 years. She will always be remembered for making pies for every church fellowship. Dorothy enjoyed playing golf and bowling. She was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan. Surviving are Joyce (Ron) Roberts, Janice (Gail) Bush, Karla Hinrichs all of Sterling; Karen (Ron) Nehring of Morrison; Sandy (Bob) Daughterty of Little Chute WI, and Sherrie (Lyle) Dirks of Winnebago, Marilou Hohlen and Patricia Hohlen. 19 great nieces and nephews, 26 great-great nieces and nephews, and several great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Jacobs, three sisters Nellie (Henry) Hohlen, Evelyn Jacobs, Marjorie (Elmer) Hinrichs; three nephews Ronald Hohlen, Duane Hohlen, and Lyle Hohlen. Visitation will be 1PM-3PM Sunday March 20, 2022 at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior, starting at 9:30 on Monday March 21, 2022 at Messiah Lutheran Church, with Reverend Chad Boloson, officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. A memorial has been established to Messiah Lutheran Church or Christ Lutheran School. Thank you to all Dorothy faithful and loving caregivers that were by her side for several years. Condolences may be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com
Sunday
20
March

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Monday
21
March

Visitation Prior To Funeral

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday, March 21, 2022
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
1601 Avenue
F Sterling, Illinois, United States
Monday
21
March

Funeral

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Monday, March 21, 2022
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
1601 Avenue
F Sterling, Illinois, United States
Monday
21
March

Burial

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, March 21, 2022
Oak Knoll Memorial Park
18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, Illinois, United States