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Verna A. Jacobs, 92 of Sterling died Monday August 19, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home.

She was born on April 18, 1927 in Sterling the daughter of John Mathias and Edna Caroline (Woessner) Hammelman. She married Lloyd F. Jacobs on January 15, 1956 in Sterling. He died February 3, 2011. Verna had worked as a book keeper for several years at the Daily Gazette and later at WSDR Radio in Sterling. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her daughter Vickie Jacobs of Sterling and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 21, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Thursday at 10 AM in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Reverend Leo Patterson officiating. Burial will conclude at East Genesee Cemetery.