Jacob William Sharpe, Aug. 25, 2017-June 4, 2018

Jacob William Sharpe, beloved son of David and Kristen, died peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018, after battling dural sinus thrombosis and arterio-venous fistulas in the brain.

Jacob was born August 25, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Throughout his 9 months of life, Jacob blessed everyone he met with many wonderful smiles and moments. His parents will deeply treasure their memories of him. His sisters, Lindsey and Katelyn, were wonderful to their little brother and so proud to be his big sisters. They held him, told him stories, prayed for him, and helped him during his therapy sessions.

The doctors and nurses at Riley Children’s Hospital were continually amazed with Jacob’s toughness throughout his journey. A countless number of members from the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, hematology, ophthalmology, interventional radiology, and the team of developmental pediatricians have said that Jacob was truly an unforgettable patient and will leave a lasting impression on them. The family would like to thank each of these doctors and the remarkable nurses for their outstanding care of Jacob.

He is survived by his grandparents Bill and Kathy Sharpe, Brenda Wedge, Tim Kunigonis, and Doug and Lisa Estridge. Also surviving are aunts and uncles Brian and Rachel Sharpe, Julie and Eric Meyer, Adam Sharpe, Brent Kunigonis, Haley Estridge, Macy Estridge, and Brody Estridge. He also leaves behind his cousins: Maggie, Clara, Isaiah, Lizzie, Natalie, Allie, and William.

The family would also like to thank the many wonderful people of LaPorte for their great support during Jacob’s numerous trips to Riley Hospital.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. CST on Friday, June 8, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, June 9, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, LaPorte. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Visual Impairment Preschool Services (VIPS) of Indiana, 110 West 42nd St., Suite 228, Indianapolis, IN 46208, or at https://vips.z2systems.com/np/clients/vips/donation.jsp?campaign=304& in memory of Jacob Sharpe.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

4 Responses to “Jacob William Sharpe, Aug. 25, 2017-June 4, 2018”

  1. Penny Hollifield

    Jun 05. 2018

    Rest in peace sweet baby – you are with your savior where you have a perfect body.

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  2. Virginia Behenna

    Jun 05. 2018

    Dearest Sharpe family and friends,

    Deepest sympathy to all of you, May God give you comfort in the days to come. Prayers to all of you .

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  3. Karen

    Jun 06. 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t know you, but I lost my only son 2 years ago from leukemia. You will find comfort in the love of your children and your family. Always remember that beautiful smile and bright eyes.

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  4. Rob

    Jun 09. 2018

    My dearest condolences to his family.
    How heartbreaking.
    I wish them the best

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