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Jacob Sexton

October 2, 1985 — February 26, 2021

Jacob Riley Sexton, 35, of Burlington Iowa, formerly of Gibson City, passed away at 11:39 pm Friday, February 26th, at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.

A visitation will be held 3:00-6:00 pm Thursday March 4, 2021 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 6:00 pm with Pastor Paul Thomason officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the GAH Auxiliary or the GCMS Booster Club.

Jacob was born October 2nd, 1985, a son of Richard Douglas Sexton and Nancy Jean Streenz Kidd.

He is survived by his mother Nancy (Dean) Kidd of Gibson City, and his father Doug Sexton of Champaign; a brother Jamie (Allyson Barnes) Sexton of Gibson City, and two nephews, Carson and Julian, whom he absolutely adored. Also surviving are paternal Grandfather Ronald Sexton of Philo and maternal grandparents James and Wilma Streenz of Sebring Florida. His fiance' Alex Breese of Burlington Iowa, the love of his life. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lyla Stewart.

Jacob graduated from the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in 2007, where he DJ'd many dances with his favorite teacher, Dan Thompson. He followed GCMS Falcon Sports and really enjoyed Illini football and basketball. Before moving to Burlington five months ago, Jacob enjoyed volunteering with the GAH Auxiliary, working in Patient Access. He made many friends during his time volunteering with the hospital, including other volunteers, staff, physicians, and nurses. He loved being with people and helping people even until the end by being an organ donor. Jacob was very independent and he was not afraid to do anything. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Visitation

MAR 4. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

Celebration of Life Service

MAR 4. 6:00 PM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

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Visitation

Thursday, March 4, 2021

3:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home

925 IL-47, Gibson City, IL 60936

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Starts at 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home

925 IL-47, Gibson City, IL 60936

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