Jacob N. “Jake” Favre, 84, of Geneseo passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013. A funeral service celebrating Jake’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Burial will follow at OakwoodCemetery, Geneseo. A visitation for Jake will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, November 22nd at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Jacob N. Favre Memorial Fund.
Jake was born February 4, 1929 in Edwardsville, IL, the son of Jacob and Anna Mae (Slightom) Favre. He was united in marriage to Laura J. Ludwig on August 10, 1947 in Mt. Olive, IL. Jake was a superintendent for Edwards Construction Company, Geneseo for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Jake was a member of the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch in Geneseo and the Geneseo Moose Lodge #990. He was very community oriented and donated may hours putting lights up at Boelen Field, The Barn Theater, and the football field. He loved volunteering for community events in town. Jake was an avid Cardinal fan, loved NASCAR racing, reading western novels and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Laura; son: Wayne (Christina Hellwich) Favre, of Nordland, WA; daughters: Yvonne “Bonnie” Favre, Rock Island, IL, Catherine (Scott) Pulling, Port St.Joe, FL, Jackie (Mike) Skiles, Geneseo, IL; 6 grandchildren: Joe, Aubry, Michael, Kari, Jacob, and Dana; 8 great grandchildren.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Sharon Favre in 1983, and 5 brothers and 5 sisters.