Candice Elaine “Kandi” Jacobs, 68, Wabash,, died at 2:11 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at her home after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born on Oct. 11, 1951, in Wabash, to Dwight H. and T. Maxine (Draper) Hentgen.
Kandi was a 1971 graduate of Northfield High School. She married Robert Jacobs in Wabash on Aug. 29, 1987. Kandi was a nursing assistant at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wabash several years, also worked at Wabash Magnetics, and was a bus aide for Wabash-Miami Area Program. She attended First United Methodist Church in Wabash and was a member of the Doris Blake Circle. Kandi collected Coca-Cola and Harley Davidson memorabilia. She enjoyed auto and truck racing, watching sports on TV and riding motor cycles. Kandi also enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, and caring for her vehicles. She was an avid Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame fan.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Jacobs, son, Tyler Jacobs, two grandchildren, Shaylee Jacobs and Kayden Jacobs, all of Wabash, mother, T. Maxine Hentgen of Roann, brother, Steven (Jane) Hentgen of Wabash, and her sister, Karen (Larry) Smalley of Urbana, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father, Dwight H. Hentgen, and her son, Jeffrey James Rhoads.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Nathan Whybrew and Pastor John Cook officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Athletic Department.