He was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Jasonville to Theodore Passen and Mary (Hicks) Passen.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy Wheeler of Jasonville and Rhonda and Dan Wallisa of Loogootee, and Holly and Travis Crane of Lewis; sons, John Passen of Loogootee and Brian Passen of Shoals; grandchildren, Steve Wheeler, Brandy Raines, James Wallisa, Jeana Wallisa, Jacob Wallisa, Loryn Crane, Drew Crane; great-grandchildren, Scott Wheeler, Brandon Wheeler, Julie Wheeler, Christian Raines, Layla Raines, Phoenix Parsons; sisters, Betty Petit of Welston, Ohio, Della Passen of Terre Haute, Doris Wise of Jasonville; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ted Passen, Bill Passen, George Passen; sisters, Margaret Funkhouser, Christina Ladson.
Jacob worked at Formfit for 19 1/2 years, Allisons for 16 years and General Motors about one year. He was an U.S. Army veteran.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St, Jasonville with visitation scheduled from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. service time Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 with Father Frank Renner officiating.
Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.