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JOHNSBURG – Jacob Rigby attended Johnsburg High school and later the University of Illinois, graduating in 2006. During his younger years he was instilled with a great love of the outdoors which only grew over time. Following high school and college, Jacob traveled the United States, working at various national parks.
Working as a seasonal employee at Glacier National Park, Jake's spirit of adventure grew as he explored some of the most beautiful scenery known to man.
On Aug. 28, 2011, Jacob reached the summit of Peak 8888, a feat very few have completed. On the return journey an unfortunate accident led to his untimely death.
Jake led his life not by pursuing his dreams, but by living them. He worked hard, played hard and set an example through his actions. He will be greatly missed, but will live on in all of us who had the opportunity to know him.
A service/memorial in celebration of Jacob's life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Joyful Harvest Lutheran Church, 5050 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glacier National Park, Emergency Services/Search and Rescue donation account, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59912; or Jacob Rigby Environmental Scholarship/Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051.
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