Laurence Earl "Pa" Jacobs, Jr., 84, of Hampton Twp., was born into eternal life on the evening of Friday, June 26, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region. Pa was born in Bay City on July 19, 1930, the son of the late Laurence Sr. and Agnes (Krause) Jacobs. At a wrestling match at the armory, Pa met the former Vivian "Sue" VanHaaren. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on September 17, 1955 in St. Joseph Church. He proudly served with the U.S. Marines and retired in 1989 as an electrician after nearly forty years of faithful service at Bay City Chevrolet. Pa was an avid model car collector, favoring the red and blue cars. In his younger years, he enjoyed golfing and will be remembered by many for his easygoing ways. Pa was the unconditional loving father of MaryAnne and husband, Marc Sutton, Judy and husband, Bob Thomas, Larry and wife, Kelly Jacobs, Jay and wife, Ashley Jacobs, Ray and wife, Melanie Jacobs, Susan and husband, Todd Fisher, Gary and wife, Misty Jacobs and Liz and husband, Tim Petersen. His memory will be carried on for future generations and he will forever be in the hearts of his twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pa is also survived by his sister, Donna Boggs and brother, Bill and wife, Mary Jacobs; special friend, Florence "Flip" West, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Pa was welcomed home to heaven by his wife, Vivian "Sue;" father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and May VanHaaren as well as his brother-in-laws George VanHaaren and Reed Boggs. By always being kind, compassionate, selfless, respectful, gracious and most of all grateful for all you have is the true way to honor Pa's memory and to ensure his legacy lives on. Pa's family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for the Deceased at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Thursday, July 2, 2015, Pa will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will take place from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. The Rite of Committal will be held privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Benefit 4 Kids ( or the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of McLaren Bay Special Care and McLaren Bay Region for their unwavering compassion and care. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Larry had a smile that was brighter than the sun. It was also very contagiious. Rest in peace now Larry

  2. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Larry. Spencer will do a wonderful job of honoring your dad. Prayers to your family at this time and may you gain comfort in your memories with your dad.

  3. Sending love and prayers to the family. Enjoy your precious memories of times together. Warmly, Darby and Richard

    Offering our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
    Bill and Virginia Keipert.

  5. Thinking of you, MaryAnne, Marc and all of your remarkable and lovely family. Craig and I remember your sweet “Pa” with deepest respect for the honorable and good man that he was, and always will be. Love you friends, Craig and Val Dare

  6. Ray, Melanie, Whitney, Ryan and the rest of the Jacobs family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Love, Rob, Emily, Allie and Lucas Kochanny

  7. To the Jacob family, So sorry to here about you Father, My thought and prayers are with you. Sandy (Northcott) Chomas.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God hold you close and give you comfort and strength.

  9. To the Jacobs family, so sorry for the loss of your Pa. He continued to send me a Christmas card every year. He was a caring, gentle soul. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Karen Anderson

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