Barbara M Van Jacobs

April 23, 1941November 24, 2018

Barbara M Van Jacobs 77 of Arlington Heights was born on April 23, 1941 to the late William and late Mildred (nee Willems) Barrett and passed away November 24, 2018. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Van Jacobs; loving mother of Scott (Nancy) Van Jacobs, Darren (Mary) Van Jacobs, Victoria Van Jacobs and Russell Van Jacobs; devoted grandmother of Amanda, Alexandra, Mitchell, Noah, Michael, Ciara, Imani and Skylar; caring great grandmother of Charlotte and Kennedy; dear sister of William (Jan) Barrett, and the late William (Late Mildred) Barrett; fond aunt of Billy, Katie and Annie. Visitation Wednesday from 9:30am until time of funeral mass 10:30 am at St Colette Catholic Church 3900 Meadow Dr. Rolling Meadows, IL.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Barbara M Van Jacobs

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Ellen Wu

November 26, 2018

To Barb's family . . . my deepest sympathy. I was a proofreader at the Daily Herald in 2007 along with Barb. We kept in touch all this time. I loved working with her, she made me laugh. I will remember her fondly.