Jacob J.'s Story
Jacob J. "Jake" McDonald, 98, Noblesville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at The Lodge Assisted Living, in Noblesville following a brief illness.
He was born on April 6, 1919, in Hamilton County, to John B. and Mary McDonald.
Jacob was graduated from Lapel High School in 1937. He retired from B & E Cabinets. He attended and was very active in Prairie Baptist church, as Sunday school teacher, music director, and served as deacon for many years.
He loved music and sang with the Lapel Jubilee Chorus, enjoyed painting scenery as a hobby. He was a sexton of Prairie Memorial Cemetery for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Rose (Sheller) Swank McDonald; and three children, Karen (husband, Gary) Roudebush of Anderson, John (wife, Denise) McDonald of Noblesville, and Calvin (wife, Susan) Swank of Flower Mound, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jim (Jenny) Roudebush, Craig (Dee) Roudebush, Shon (Alicia) McDonald, Aaron (Samantha) McDonald, and Kyle, Daniel, and Claire Swank; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Jacob was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Helen (Huffman) McDonald.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel, with Pastor Tom Greenslade officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank both The Lodge and Transition Hospice for the staff's professional and loving personal care provided to their father.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or Transition Hospice, 8935 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46250.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 16, 2017