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Sunday January 6th, 2019
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Sunday January 6th, 2019
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Jacob Russell Cave

Jacob Russell Cave, 38 of Ottawa passed away suddenly Tuesday (January 1, 2019) at his home.

Following cremation a celebration of life will be held Sunday from 12 noon until 3 PM with eulogies given at 3 PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Grand Ridge Cemetery at a later date.

Russell was born on September 5, 1980 in Streator to Ralph and Elizabeth (Sutton) Cave Jr.

Surviving is his life partner Sean Ryan of Ottawa ,mother Betty Jo Cave of Grand Ridge, sisters Debra (Mick) Buckley of Grand Ridge and Judy (Kent) Callahan of Ottawa, brothers Ralph Cave III of Grand Ridge and Joshua (Krystal) Cave of Grand Ridge, 12 nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Biscuit.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents Ralph and Lucille Cave and Russell and Josephine Sutton.

Russell attended Grand Ridge Grade School and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1999.  He was formerly a flight attendant for United Airlines.  Russell was a past member of the Grand Ridge Fire Department, lifelong 4-H member.  He enjoyed going to Flea Markets, Auctions and Museums.  Russell also enjoyed animals and collecting Longaberger Baskets.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his family.

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I still think about you everyday. Miss you so much. Continued thoughts with the family. RIP buddy.

Kathleen C. Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Jacob and he would always make me laugh. Even during times of stress, he would know what to say to lighten the mood. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Megan Bing Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM

I see bits of you everywhere I look here at work - You were such a gem to work with, taught me so much and I am priveleged to have worked so closely with you. You will be terribly missed - Fly high and let that sparkle shine oh so bright -
Thoughts, prayers, and much love from here to Sean and the family/friends of this amazing man gone way too soon. I am truly so sorry for your loss.

CJ Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your tragic loss of Russell so young. I have such fond memories of your whole family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Mary Danley Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Jacob you will be missed!
Working with you for 5 years was a pleasure. You were very hard working and dedicated to the patients you helped.
My condolences to your loving family.
So young to leave this world.
You and your family are in my prayers.
Marilyn Culley

Marilyn Culley Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jacob Cave

Robert Maikranz Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

Heaven gained an angel . My prayers to his family and friends

Robert Maikranz Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Katie Bias and Brittny Schnur on January 4, 2019

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