Obituary of Esther Lillie White
Esther Lillie Jacobsma White, 92, of Francesville, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away at 8:05 AM Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. She was born on April 7, 1929 in South Holland, IL to the late Cornelius Frank and Esther Lilly [Diekman] VanKanegan. Esther married John Jacobsma, Jr. on August 21, 1948. He passed away on November 10, 1991. Esther married Elmer White, Jr. April 6, 1997. He passed away on September 12, 2019.
Esther was a member of the Methodist Church in Dalton, IL. She was a homemaker and built several houses on her own. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, flower gardening, and genealogy. Esther loved spending time with her family and will be sadly missed.
She is survived by:
Shirley Jean (Earl) Zylstra, DeMotte, IN Daughter
Patricia June Foust, Lafayette, IN Daughter
Esther Lily Jacobsma, Wheatfield, IN Daughter
John (Alice) Jacobsma III, DeMotte, IN Son
Loretta Jane Vanaman, North Carolina Daughter
Mildred Joy Jacobsma, Michigan City, IN Daughter
Michael James (Carla) Jacobsma, San Pierre, IN Son
Kenneth Jeffery (Toni) Jacobsma, San Pierre, IN Son
Curtis Jay (Denise) Jacobsma, Grovertown, IN Son
Jacqueline Jenise Jacobsma, Remington, IN Daughter
2 Step Sons: Gary and Darrell
2 Step Daughters: Debra and Connie
Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, & Great Great Grandchildren
Sharon VanKanegan, Kinsman, OH Sister-in-law
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Cornelius Frank and Esther Lilly [Diekman] VanKanegan, Parents
John Jacobsma, Jr., First Husband
Elmer White, Jr., Second Husband
Dennis Foust, Son-in-law
Jeffery Eugene Saltsman, Son-in-law
3 Step Sons: Jimmy, Eldon, and Ronald
3 Step Grandchildren: Mary, Rachel, and Jodie
Eugene Cornelius VanKanegan, Brother
Clarence Frank VanKanegan, Brother
Roy Walter “Bud” VanKanegan, Brother
Victor James VanKanegan, Brother
Willis Quinton “Bill” VanKanegan, Brother
Visitation will be from 2-4 PM EDT Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
Private Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lansing, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
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