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Obituary: Grace C. Jabaay

December 31, 1942 – November 14, 2021

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Grace C. JabaayGrace “Gracie” C. Jabaay, nee VanderWal, age 78, of Lansing, IL went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Beloved wife of Robert Jabaay. Loving mother of Michele (Mike) Martin, Scot (Jill) Jabaay, Candace (Dave) Lantz, Eric (Melissa) Jabaay, Wendi (Jim) Holleman, Toni (Peter) VanDrunen, and Tami (Mike) Bultema. Cherished grandmother of 28 grandchildren. Dear sister of Gary (Carol) VanderWal, Lynda (Ken) VanderHye, and Mark (Lee) VanderWal. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Winnie VanderWal. Gracie was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Memorial visitation Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane Dyer, IN. Memorial service Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at First Church (PCA), 3134 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. Memorial contributions to BrainUp (P.O. Box 244 Frankfort, IL 60423) are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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