Arrangements made to pay respects for student’s death

A two-vehicle accident Sunday morning on College Avenue resulted in the death of one of ISU’s students, Jacob Garber. The funeral arrangements have been made for any family members, friends or faculty who wish to pay their respects.

Visitation will occur from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Grace Church in Morton. Additional hours will be from 9 to 9:45 on Saturday, followed by a service at 10 a.m., located at Rock Church in East Peoria.

Pastor Chuck Tate will be officiating the service, helping the visitors celebrate Garber’s life rather than mourn his death.

After the service, the burial of Jacob will take place at Stewart-Harmony Cemetery in Metamora.

At the burial, an Army National Guard Unit will be conducting military rites, to honor the time Jacob spent as a National Guard member.

The Garber family welcomes any students or faculty to join them in this memorial; they also ask that any flowers or donations  be made under Jacob’s name to Morton Community Foundation for the Morton High School Marching Band Endowment Fund to support the Marching Band he was a part of in high school.

To send a gift to the family, please visit the Sympathy Store

For more information on Jacob’s life, the funeral services, directions to the churches or his obituary, visit

Any students who require counseling services to help cope with this tragedy are encouraged to contact ISU’s Student Counseling Services.

Jacob A. Garber

Jacob A. Garber

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