Donald R. Jacot

February 24, 1924March 12, 2018

Donald R. Jacot, Age 94 passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018. Donald was born February 24, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to Viola (Benson) Jacot and Frank R. Jacot. Donald was a combat wounded veteran of World War II serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in Europe. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor, 2 Purple Hearts, 1 Bronze Star and 8 Major Battle Stars. He was a Charter Member of the World War II Memorial Society. Donald was a life member of the American Legion Post #148 of Mason and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7309 of Mason. He was a member of the Mason Kiwanis Club and Charter member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club for which he was past president for both. He was a long-time member of the First United Church of Mason. Donald was a builder for many years in the Mason area. He enjoyed volunteering for Christmas in April, Habitat for Humanity, and building ramps for the handicapped. Donald is survived by; son, David (Yvonne) Jacot; daughter, Donna (Carl) Lawson; and daughter, Denise (Patrick) Goveia; sister-in-law, Betty Jacot; six grandchildren, Renee Jacot, Jay Jacot, Nathan Lawson, Meghan (Lawson) Duane, Corey (Burgess) Turner, Crista (Burgess) Cripe; and nine great-grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Agnes (Ellis) Jacot; father Frank R. Jacot; mother, Viola (Benson) Jacot; brother, Kenneth Jacot; sister Clara (Jacot) Ramsay; and great-granddaughter, Hazel Duane. A memorial service for Donald will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash Str., Mason, MI. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Mason Golden K Kiwanis, c/o Ann McConnelee, 510 Mason Hills Dr., Mason, MI 48854; and American Legion Post #148, 840 E. Columbia St., Mason, MI 48854. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Jacot family.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 28, 2018

Donald R. Jacot

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Pam and Jerry Schreiner

April 24, 2018

Carl and Donna,
We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was so much a part of your daily life these past couple of years. We hope that it brings you some peace knowing that you brought him comfort and company while living with you. He will be missed but we know that you have many wonderful memories.

Pam and Jerry