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John J. Jaco

May 23, 2021

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John J. Jaco, 84 of Brownsburg, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, May 23, 2021 at his home.  John was born on August 25, 1936 to William Benjamin Jaco and Emmaline Helm Jaco.  He grew up hunting with his dad in the small town of Vienna, Illinois.  He had four older sisters and another sister who died after birth.  John graduated from Vienna High School and went to serve his country in the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he met his soulmate, Beverly Richard Jaco.  While stationed in Hampton, Virginia they welcomed their first child, Brenda Jaco (Yates).  After being honorably discharged from the Air Force they returned to southern Illinois.  Then in November of 1962, they moved to Brownsburg, Indiana.  They welcomed their second child, John W. Jaco in 1963. They completed their family in 1970 with Barbara Jaco (Payne). He worked as a comptroller for Link Belt and retired from there after 38 years. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren. He also enjoyed splitting wood, hunting and all outdoor activities.

A funeral service will be held for John in his hometown of Vienna, Illinois at Bailey Funeral Home on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11 am.  Following the service, John will be laid to rest in Reevesville Cemetery.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home in Pittsboro, Indiana.  All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with John's family on his memorial page found on the funeral home's website, .




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Funeral Service
May 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Bailey Funeral Home
705 N. First Street
Vienna, IL 62995


Pittsboro Baptist Church
PO Box 582, Pittsboro IN 46167

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