Jacob Gierok

September 16, 1982 - March 25, 2018
Traverse City, MI

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Early morning on March 25, 2018 one of God's special children returned to Heaven. Jacob Gierok had been ill with Liver disease for many of his young years. His loving and grieving mother Sandy Smith was at his bedside when he took his final breath.

His father, Daniel Gierok (Danny) has worked at Munson Medical Center for 36 years. Jacob was his daddy's best buddy. He was always super excited when his daddy came to visit him.

Jacob was proud of his Native American heritage, and he loved Jesus with his whole heart. He was an avid reader and churchgoer.

His favorite present was a gift certificate to Higher Self book store.

He was preceded in death by aunt Debby Arntz, uncle Billy Gierok, uncle Robert Gierok, cousin James Arntz, cousin Darik Gierok. He was like a brother to Kyle Gierok.

He loved his step-mother Sherry Gierok. She cooked special meals and spent hours talking to him.

He loved calling his Grandma Koch and talking to her about the book he was reading.

Summer nights he could be found sitting around his uncle John's fire pit listening to him sing and play the guitar.

Around town, he could be found with his best friends Bill and Dale.

An informal gathering will be held from 3 pm – 5pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Please call his mother Sandra at 231.632.6411 for location. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.