James "Jim" David Jacobs

Turner, Michigan
March 23, 1933 - March 30, 2015


Friends may gather from 10-11 Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Au Gres


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Obituary Notice

James David Jacobs, 82, known to his friends as "Jim", passed away in his home on March 30, 2015. Born March 23, 1933 Dearborn, MI, he was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Alice (Ford) Jacobs; two brothers, Robert and Carl, and sister, Lois.

He is survived by his wife Deann (Parisi) and their five children; Julie (Nick Tacolla) Jacobs, of Livonia, MI, Donna (Donald) Huffmaster, of Batesville, Indiana, Dennis Jacobs, David Jacobs, and Jeff (Shelley) Jacobs of, Muskegon, MI; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Jim was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Pipefitter's Local 636 for over 50 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing.

A memorial service will be held on April 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Buresh Funeral Home- Au Gres. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to: Hospice Advantage, 12480 State Street, P.O. Box 635, Atlanta, MI 49709. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Hospice Advantage
12480 State Street
P.O. Box 635
Atlanta, Michigan 49709


Please accept our deepest sympathy. He will be missed.
— Noreen Pendred
I am so very sorry for your loss Julie. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to you and your family. May your father rest in peace.
— Nancy Jones
Parmer and I are so saddened by your loss. We send our love and prayers. So glad to have met Jim and hear his jokes! He will be sorely missed. Love, Parmer and Alison
— Alison Hill
A Life Well-Lived

A life well-lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, a loving, lasting
memory our grateful hearts will forever treasure.

God saw that Jim was getting tired and a cure was not to be found.
He put His loving arms around him and whispered “Come with me”.
With tearful eyes you watched him suffer and saw him fade away.
Although you loved him dearly you could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, his small, frail hand at rest.
God broke your hearts to prove to you he only takes the best.

With deepest sympathy and lots of love -Sandy & Jesse
— Sandy Sandusky & Jesse Allen
Prayers sent for all who feel a loss.
— linda
You opened your home, but more importantly your heart to me with open arms. Your generosity warmed my heart. From giving me nocs, flashlights and warm clothes for hunting, to building me a potty for the blind. It was important to you that I was comfortable and safe when hunting. These acts of kindness mean more to me than you will ever know. Gonna borrow your words and use them throughout my life's journey, "What'd ya learn?" I learned to embrace all the small conversations, the small acts of kindness, the small moments in life, for all of the small things in life, make it grand. Rest in peace Dad. Love Cricket
— Cricket
Jim, Jenny, Eric, Jake,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Grandpa. May he forever live on in your hearts and his legacy continue through all that he taught you. Continue to make him proud.
— Daryl Coggins
Deeply sorry for your loss of Husband , Father and my brother Korean War Veteran Jim
— William Furey
My heart goes out to you in your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Just know that he is in God's hands now and at peace. You'll meet again one day.

Love, Nancy/Missy
— Nancy Patterson
Still can't believe that you are gone. You touched so many lives in so many different ways. There will always be a story to tell about Jim.
I have known you most of my life and will remember the happy times.
The past few weeks were so very hard to see such a strong man decline. You are now at peace and free of pain. Sleep well and roam all the acres above as you are met at the Rainbow Bridge by all your dogs.
— Bob & Carol Rees
I am so sorry for your loss Dee. My prayers and Condolences go out to you and your family. May Jim rest in peace.
— Annette
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— Daryl and Susie Teed
Jim, Jenny and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family. I know he will be missed.
— Gordie and Barb Bardeleben
May your memories help you through this difficult time. Jim was a spunky gentleman whom I admired and respected. I am sorry for you and your families loss Deann. Prayers being sent your way.
— Nancy Selle
Keeping you in thought and prayer during this most difficult time. Peace...
— Jane Yorn
Dear Uncle Jim, I still remember meeting you and Aunt Dee at the Applebee's in Michigan with my own adult children in 2005. You and Aunt Dee possessed an amazing "joy" that you shared with me and my son and daughter. You were also very honest and open in a kind way. Thank you for your willingness to share your life with me and my children. And you always noted your admiration for the accomplishments of your own children. It was clear that you loved and respected your children. You are a great example for parents, for friends, and for me, your nephew. And, thanks for taking care of me and my brother when I was just child while my mother was experiencing some life challenges. TM2
— Thomas Murray
Jim & Jennifer - Continuing to pray for strength for you all during this time. Love you all!
— Dusty & Michelle Hurst
Dear Dee & Family, we are SO SORRY for your loss of Jim. Wish we could be there for his Memorial Service. We will be thinking of you and praying for you.
— Pam & Joe Northrop
many-many great memories of a friend,mentor and partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dee and family.
Regards Bob and Pat Kunath
— Bob & Pat Kunath
Dear Friend,
— Harriet Goldberg

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