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Lyle R. Jacobsgaard
Lyle R. Jacobsgaard
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Lyle R. Jacobsgaard

DWIGHT-Lyle R. "Jake" "Buster" Jacobsgaard, 73, of Dwight, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Jake was born July 24, 1940 in Streator, IL to Clarence and Violet (Bennington) Jacobsgaard. He graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School and the Marycrest Business College in Kankakee. He married Lois McTaggart in Dwight on Oct. 9, 1979. Jake worked in middle management at Gaines in Kankakee and Topeka, KS. and retired after 30 years. He was very involved at the Dwight First Congregational United Church of Christ, serving as a trustee and a deacon, and also playing for their Men's Dartball League. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing tennis and basketball and hunting. In recent years he especially liked fishing at the South Wilmington Fireman's Beach and Park Club.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lois; daughters: Julie (Rick) Morris of Panama City Beach, FL; Kim Andrews of Topeka KS; Janet (Victor VanWinkle) Bourassa of Liberty, MO and Sharilyn Anton of Wayne, IL; sons: Cary ( Belinda) Jacobsgaard of Park Hills, MO and David Bourassa of Liberty, MO.; a sister, Lynn Gassman of Dwight and a brother, Harold (Miriam) Jacobsgaard of Shorewood. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jeffrey Jacobsgaard and a brother, Marine Captain David Jacobsgaard.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 27,  2014, 11 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Dwight. Pastor Connie Williams Moodie will officiate.

Online condolences may be made at

Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements.

Related Links:
• Hager Memorial Home

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