BATAVIA – Jackson Northrup Root, 77, of the Holmstad Retirement Community in Batavia and formerly of Woodstock and Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Michealsen Health Care in Batavia.|
Jackson was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Quincy, the son of Donald and Mercedes (nee Northrup) Root. He was united in marriage to Linnea Swanson on Aug. 18, 1962, in Chicago.
Jack was a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign and was a member of the marching and concert bands playing bassoon and clarinet.
He is survived by his wife, Linnea; two sons, Gregory (Tracy) Root of Franklin, Tenn., and Timothy (Heather) Root of Lakemoor; three grandchildren, Kirsten, Tatum and Evan Root; and one sister, Elizabeth (Ernie) Beckett of Twin Falls, Idaho.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main St., Batavia. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the church. A private burial took place.
In lieu of flowers, in Jack's memory memorial contributions may be directed to Alph-1 Foundation, Attn: Development Office, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133, or Benevolent Care Fund, c/o the Holmstad, 700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510.
For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or visit www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 27, 2013