Andrew Joseph "Andy" Jacob was born August 3, 1956 in Tuscola, Illinois and died July 23, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, IN.
He was the son of Joseph Elmer and Joann (Burch) Jacob.
He is survived by his parents; four children; Julia Sowders of Spencer, IN., Kaci Jacob of Wadesville, IN., Sam Jacob and Anndrea Jacob, both of Owensburg. He has three grandchildren; Jessah Nicole Sowders, Logahn Andrew Sowders and Kanyan Wylie Rowland; and six brothers; Stan, David, Rick, Jack, Steve and Tom Jacob all of Owensburg.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Alfred and Julia Marie (Clapp) Jacob, and maternal grandparents Rollie and Bessie (Gardner) Burch.
He lived in Arcola, Ill. and attended elementary and high school in Arcola. He moved to Greene County in 1976.
He worked as a welder for R & B Construction, Midwest Welding, Snideger's, and later on for Sowders Landscaping in Bloomington.
He was a avid hunter, loved to fish, shoot skeet, ride his Harley, work on the farm and just work on everything. He had just retired from Local Pipe Fitters Union.
He passed away after 16 long months of battling cancer. He was a loving father to his Children and loving son and brother, he will be sadly missed by all.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Jack Jacob, Pastor Dallas Lake and Brother Tom Jacob officiating.
Burial will follow at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery.
The family wishes any donations be made to the family of Andrew J. Jacob.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.