Chesterton Tribune

Jeffrey Sean Jacko, 39, dies after accident

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Jeffrey Sean Jacko, age 39, of Chesterton passed away unexpectedly in Michigan City, Indiana following an auto accident.

He was born on April 16, 1972 in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Donald A. and Sandra L. (Smith) Jacko.

He is survived by his son Dylan Sean Jacko of Chesterton; Brie Jacko of Chesterton (mother of stepsons Brad and Austyn Lubiniecki of Chesterton and stepdaughter Karissa Lubiniecki of Chesterton); father Donald A. (wife Robin) Jacko of Lincoln, Ill.; mother Sandra L. (fiancé George H. Wilson) of La Crosse, Wisc.; brother Keith A. (wife Bernadette Murphy) Jacko of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandfather James L. (wife Ellen) Smith of Fillmore, Ill.; stepbrothers Kevin Franz of Normal, Ill., Tom Franz of Lincoln, Ill. and Kingsley Keys of Springfield, Ill.; nephew Storm R. Jacko; several aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Victor W. and Marguerite M. Jacko and Jo Anne Smith.

Jeffrey was a machinist for KTR Corporation in Michigan City. He loved fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting and the outdoors.

Jeffrey’s life will be celebrated Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with pastors Tim Wanless and Sonny Ibarra officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation for Jeffrey will be held on Tuesday January 17, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are asked by the family to Dylan Jacko to help further his education.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 1/16/2012