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Jacob A. Tarmichael

November 13, 1980 - September 13, 2021

Jacob A. Tarmichael Jacob A. Tarmichael
    September 17, 2021 | 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • September 17, 2021 | 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Jacob Adam Tarmichael age 40, of Geneva, Illinois passed away September 13, He was born to James and Linda Tarmichael, November 13, 1980 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. At the age of nineteen, he met his soul mate, Kerry Gelston at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The happy couple were married on June 14, 2014 at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois.

Jake loved hanging out with his wife and dog. He also enjoyed going to concerts, bike riding, bowling and watching football games and movies. The White Sox were his favorite team and he was an avid gamer. He graduated from Batavia H.S., and attended Waubonsee Community College, and received his bachelors’ degree in Interactive Computer Graphics and Web Design from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, IL.

Jake was a creative person and had a gentle spirit. He was quiet and liked having time to himself but was always there with a smile and mischievous attitude. Jake was inseparable from his dog, Zero. His face lit up whenever he was with him, like a proud papa. He, Kerry and Zero were the perfect little family and were so happy.

He is survived by his loving wife Kerry, and dog Zero, parents James and Linda Tarmichael, of North Aurora, IL, brother Benjamin (Heather) Tarmichael of Batavia, IL, sister Trina (Mark) Zawacki of North Aurora, three nieces; Zoe Zawacki, Mia Tarmichael, Gianna Tarmichael, nephew Isaac Zawacki, close family friend Chris (Meredith) Maury and their children Cole, Bree, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and sister-in-law Jennifer (Paul Robak) Gelston of Skokie, IL.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Arthur J. (Beatrice Ann Adams) Tarmichael, and his maternal grandparents George (Frances Schmitt) Altepeter.

A Memorial Visitation will be 4-7:00 P.M., Friday, September 17, 2021, at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, 60174. A Memorial Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at Yurs Funeral Home at 7:00 P.M.


Claire Crain from Scottsville , VA

"Wish I could take away your pain, Kerry! Losing a husband is so very hard. Sending you many hugs and prayers. Condolences to you and all Jacob’s family and friends."

Ayn from Mt. pleasant, SC

"Oh Jenny, We are praying for your daughter and family."

Lezlie and Larry Mayfield from Mt Pleasant, SC

"We are friends of your parents, Kerry, and we are so so sorry for your loss. May Jake Rest In Peace. Praying for you and his family as well. Lezlie and Larry Mayfield"

Sarah snd chris Daniel from madison , WI

"we are so saddened and shocked to hear this news about Jake ! we are so lucky to have so many memories of him and proud to call him a friend may you Rest in Peace Jake prayers for all kerry we love you"

Helen Evarts from Manhattan, AK

"Dearest Kerry, You have all my love and sympathy from me and all my family for you during this heartbreaking time. We loved Jake and know how close you were and how much you will miss him. With all our love, Aunt Helen"

Reine & Brent Brigham from Winter Springs, FL

"We were both stunned and saddened to hear of Jacob's passing. We can't imagine how you all must be feeling. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers."

Judy Dorfman from Montgomery, IL

"Kerry, You always have a special place in my heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time."

San Juana Talamantes from San Antonio, TX

"Kerry, I have known you for many years while you have been working for my daughter Anita at her day care, I feel like I had known Jake also from the family picture you sent me. My condolences to you and your family as well as my prayers for all of you."

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