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“To my brother I love you and Miss you. Never will I forget you. ”
1 of 49 | Posted by: Jared Walerko - Ft Wayne, IN

“I never knew you, but God must have known your character, strength and Braveness as he took you to the promised land. God keep you in his care. And...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Debra Gottschalk - Willshire, OH

“Jacob was a great guy its a tragedy that he was taken away so young, he is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 49 | Posted by: David Miller - Warsaw, IN

“I am so sorry for the loss of Jacob as he seemed like a very ambitious young man with a golden heart. You should be very proud to have a child like...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Teresa Yager - Fort Wayne, IN

“Would like to give my condolences for your loss. He was a great kid. Please stay strong. ”
5 of 49 | Posted by: Terek Pelo - classmate

“Our thoughts and prayes are with all of you. My two youngest sons went to school (Tippy) with your sons. They knew Jacob and so saddened of his death...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Anita Pelo - Mentone, IN

“Jacob was an amazing person he was always willing to listen and help in any way possible . He had a huge impact on the person I am today and will...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Jacob Forstall - Indianapolis, IN

“Jacob was a good friend and a great person. He's one of those few ppl who's light shines so bright, the world is a darker place without him. Mine...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Ryan Marks - Kokomo, IN - friend

“Our deepest sympathies to the Walerko family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Team WalerkoPortage Family Dentisrty ”
9 of 49 | Posted by: Team Walerko - Portage, IN

“RIP Jacob you were a very special and important friend in my life. You will never be forgotten by your friends and I know you are in a better place...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Dan Hazebrouck - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our prayers go out to the family and friends from the Meijer Team at GS141. ”
11 of 49 | Posted by: Meijer Gas Station - Kokomo, IN

“We will always remember how you made us laugh. Your beautiful smile shines bright in our thoughts n memories. Love you Jacob. ”
12 of 49 | Posted by: Angela torrez - Fort Wayne

“To the Walerko family, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jacob. I have never met this young man, but from what I heard Heaven gained a...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Darrell Botts - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Our Deepest Sympathy. Meijer Team #125 ”
14 of 49 | Posted by: Judy Kahn - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dearest Walerko family,The loss of Jacob is felt so very deeply and has reverberated throughout our company. On behalf of myself and my store, we...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Jennifer Hedges - OH - Coworker

“So sorry for the loss that you all are experiencing! The family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God lift you all up and give you peace and...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Tina Shull - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss, nobody should have to go through having one of their children pass before they do. Jacob was a good guy and he did not...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Caleb Bridgewater - Rochester, IN

“Am so sorry! My heart aches for you. Am praying that God will give you the strength to carry on, as I have had to do! Call if I can help!! ”
18 of 49 | Posted by: Lorna Klein - Mentone, IN

“Walerko Family,Our hearts ache with you over this terrible loss. We are praying for all of you at this very difficult time. We have many amazing...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Tim and Cindy Bradley - Mentone, IN

“I didn't know Jacob personally, but I've been a regular at Meijer for years! Jacob was the one worker there that shined above all others, he was so...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Dawn Derouin - FT WAYNE, IN

“So incredibly saddened by Jacobs passing! I will never forget his humor and fun loving attitude. All of your kids are always such a joy to be around....Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: PJ Walerko - Bedford, VA - Family

“His passing left a hole in my life. He was my hero and angel in life and will continue in death. My heart mind and soul goes out to his amazing...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Jianna Hoot - Fort Wayne, IN

“Am so sorry! My heart aches for you. Am praying that God will give you the strength to carry on, as I have had to do! Call if I can help!! ”
23 of 49 | Posted by: Lorna Klein - Mentone, IN

“My thoughts & prayers are with Jacob's friends & family. My daughter, Chasity worked with him at IHOP and always came home with positive comments...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: Dawn Lawson - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so sorry for Your Family's loss ! ”
25 of 49 | Posted by: Regina Bruce Lackey - Warsaw, IN

“Your smile and joy will be missed, Jacob. ”
26 of 49 | Posted by: Debra Zawlocki - Aberdeen, NC

“Your smile and joy will be missed, Jacob ”
27 of 49 | Posted by: Debra Zawlocki - Aberdeen, NC

“We are so sorry for the loss of Jacob! He is with the angels now. Prayers for the family. ”
28 of 49 | Posted by: Lisa Seitz - Warsaw, IN - Friend

“RIP Jacob, we love u ”
29 of 49 | Posted by: Angie Davis - Mount Vernon, OH

“Sorry for your loss . YOU are in my prayers . ”
30 of 49 | Posted by: Kevin Reffitt - Warsaw, IN

“My condolences on your terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jacob's family and friends. ”
31 of 49 | Posted by: Robin Trimm - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so very sorry for your loss of Jacob!What a wonderful son, brother, grandson and friend he had been.Our hearts are so sad for you!We pray that...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Marcia and Steve Marret - IN

“I am going to miss you, we had a lot of fun together. I will always remember the sign story and you running down the road with it screaming at the...Read More »
33 of 49 | Posted by: Robert Woods - Jacksonville, FL

“We do not know you,however our hearts break for you and your family.Please know we are lifting you all up in prayer.Sincerely,Edward L. Snyder and...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Brenda Snyder - Angola, IN

“You were a one of a kind amazing person! I will miss our long wonderful late night conversations and the funny text messages about the most random...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: Angela Hash - Fort Wayne, IN

“Walerko Family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Jacob. The Mills FamilyTom, DebbieLevi & Trina & SonsLucas ”
36 of 49 | Posted by: Tom and Debbie Mills - Rochester, IN

“I'm just a citizen of Ft. Wayne wanting to send my heartfelt condolences to this family. From all I've seen Jacob was a wonderful guy. My heart goes...Read More »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Betty Johnson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Amelia ”
38 of 49 | Posted by: Bailey Kneehighdogs@aol.com - TX

“Sorry for your loss. Jacob was a great person. I remember the friendship we had that we had as a younger kid at OBBC. If you need anything please...Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: Rev. Chris Spears - Winiona lake, IN

“My heart aches for your family, thoughts and prayers to you all ”
40 of 49 | Posted by: Patty Mitchell - Ft Wayne, IN

“My thoughts and prayers to Jacob and family ”
41 of 49 | Posted by: Ron Goote - Mishawaka, IN

“Walerko family, we don't even know the right words to say, but we are praying for you all. We loved having Jacob in youth group, and he was always...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Brittani Chilson - CO - Friend

“I love you Jacob. You were so kindhearted and had such a good heart. I will miss you terribly....Aunt Denise ”
43 of 49 | Posted by: Denise Stump Cordell - Ft.wayne, IN

“Jacob was the nicest person and incredible to work with. He never complained even when we complained about something. He was always the first person...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Heather Larson - Fort Wayne, IN

“My prayers are with all.it was my pleasure to work with you. ”
45 of 49 | Posted by: Phillis Farrell - Goshen, IN

“I will miss your smile jacob! My deepest sympathy to your family ”
46 of 49 | Posted by: Theresa Maroney - Fort wayne, IN

“Rest in Peace my friend ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: Carl Abbott - South Whitley, IN

“My deepest sympathy is with the whole family. Prayers for healing sent. If I can help in anyway let me know ”
48 of 49 | Posted by: Debbie Sherrill - Fort Wayne

“Rest in Peace young man. a dad ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: tony lockhart


Jacob Ryan Walerko, 25, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Jacob worked at several locations around Fort Wayne including Meijer and IHOP. He was a member of the First Baptist of Mentone Youth Group, and the NRA. Jacob enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and hunting. Most of all he enjoyed volunteering at the local animal shelter where he cared for animals. Surviving are his parents, Mark and Cristy Walerko of Mentone, IN; brothers, Joshua Walerko and Jared Walerko both of Fort Wayne; sister, Mallory Walerko of Mentone, IN; grandfather, Dr. Frank Walerko of Mishawaka, IN; grandfather, Dennis Tracey of Fort Wayne; and his cat, Fu. Jacob was preceded in death by companion, Jen Davidson. Service is 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling one hour prior. Calling also Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.