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Obituary: Jacoba G. Hillsamer (nee Bos)

February 19, 1943 – February 23, 2023

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Jacoba Hillsamer

Jacoba (nee Bos) Hillsamer, 80, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Thursday February 23, 2023. She is survived by her brother, Henry Bos, daughter, Rebecca (nee Hillsamer) Kessl, son-in-law, Justin Kessl, and grandchildren Hannah, Joshua, and Collette Kessl. She is preceded in death by parents Jacob and Jennie Bos, and ex-husband Marvin Hillsamer.

Jacoba worked in the laundry industry in Lansing and Munster for many years. She worked at Lansing Cleaners, Oak Glen Speed Wash, and Munster Laundry. She loved attending First Church in Lansing and Bingo at the Eisenhower Center two days a week. She liked doing latch hook rugs, doing word searches, and working on picture puzzles. She lived her life with integrity and serving others by visiting with people she would meet at work, while playing bingo, or any place she was at.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday March 3, 2023, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois. Funeral services for Jacoba will be held on Saturday March 4, 2023, at 11 AM with a visitation before the service from 10:00 to 11:00 at First Church PCA, 3134 Ridge Road Lansing, IL, with Reverend Andrew Nearpass officiating. Jacoba will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cementary, Lansing, Illinois. Jacoba was loved by many, and she will truly be missed.

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.