Loren "Jake" Jaquet - 71

12/6/1943 - 1/8/2015

Byron, IL

Loren “Jake” Jaquet ,71, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Rockford, IL. He was born December 7, 1943 in Dixon IL, to Gilbert & Marion (Ringler) Jaquet. Jake and Donna Garner were high school sweethearts and were married a year after high school on November 17, 1962. Jake served 4 years in the Army and was stationed in Würzburg, Germany for 2 years. Jake and his brother Wayne worked for, and were co-owners of, Kobel’s Heating and Plumbing in Byron for 40 years, and has been running a screen printing and embroidery retirement business with Donna for the past 13 years. Jake had a passion for vintage collections; from his collection of Triumph sports cars, vintage pedal cars, to his 1950 John Deere Model A tractor. Jake is survived by his wife, Donna Jaquet of Byron; his daughter Veronica “Vonnie” (Tim) Roberts of Stillman Valley, IL, and their children Garrett, Ethan, and Colleen; and his son JoVierre "Joe" (Kristen) Jaquet of San Jose, CA and their children Xavier and Zander; and an older brother, Wayne (Nancy) Jaquet of Byron, IL, and a younger brother, Neil (Dee) Jaquet, of Palisade, CO.
Funeral services will be held Thursday January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley with Pastor Chris Brauns officiating. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron and Thursday at the church from 10:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to charity of donor’s choice.


Wed. Jan. 14th 5:00--8:00 PM at FHG--Byron and Thurs at the church from 10 AM until 11 AM


Thursday Jan. 15th at 11:00 AM in Congregational Christian Church, Stillman Valley

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