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Jacob “Jack” B. Sebold

Alton | Thursday, March 3 2011

Jacob “Jack” B. Sebold, 88, passed away at 7:15 am Thursday March 3, 2011 at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born on July 7, 1922 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of Nelson and Marguerite E. (Greaser) Sebold.

He married Audrey Davidson on June 10, 1946 in Fairmont, West Virginia.  She survives.

He worked at Owen’s Illinois Glass Manufacturing as a mold maker and retired after 43 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran and served during WWII in the battles Utah Beach, Northern France and Central Europe.

He was a former member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Alton and a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River.  He enjoyed his family, woodworking, yard work, and always wanted his car spotless.

In addition to  his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Richard Sebold and his wife, Dorie of Godfrey, and David Sebold and his fiancée Karla Thompson of Alton; one daughter, Susan Schmidt and her husband, Jerry, of Quincy, IL; nine grandchildren, Bernie Sebold and his wife Jen of Alton, Jennifer Spangler and her husband Guy of Brighton, Sean Sebold, Colleen Enderton and her husband Bill, and Kara Sebold, all of Aurora, CO, Leanne Schmidt and her fiancé Lucas Homan of Quincy, Jake Schmidt and his wife Jena of Little Rock, AR, Paige and Sydni Sebold of Alton, eleven great grandchildren, Hayden, Coleton, Layni, Drew, Alex, Abby, Abigail, Olivia, Jackson, Aubree and Garrick; one sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Steve Oreskovich of Grant Town, WV; one sister-in-law, Martha Sebold of Berea, OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Sebold in 2006, and one brother, Joseph Sebold.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Sunday March 6, 2011 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Monday March 7, 2011 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River with Fr. James Flach celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey, Il. with the VFW Post 1308 performing military rites.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Masses.

Online condolences and guest book may be found a www.staten-fine.com.


Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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