Jakup Travis MacMullen was born in Monroe, Michigan on April 28, 1993. He was the son of Jim C. MacMullen Jr. and Nickole (Boerboom) MacMullen-Horr.
Jakup loved people and he was popular and well liked. While attending Monroe High he lettered in football and wrestling. On the football team he started at defensive end and tight end and as a wrestler he competed successfully at several different weights. His stepfather: Chad Horr was a frequent at Jakup’s events and had assisted him with training for many years. Jakup graduated in June of 2011. Jakup enrolled at Monroe Community College for the fall semester. Being an outstanding athlete his lifelong dream was to be a walk-on for the football team of Michigan State. This summer he had worked as a laborer for Sygma.
Jakup was open-minded, helpful, even though he might put off today what he could just do tomorrow, and caring. He had a great sense of humor, and was infamous for saying: “I’m just happy being here”. Jakup was always able to shrug things off and not let things bother him.
Jakup Travis MacMullen age 18 of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. His passing was preceded by his grandmother: Judy Gail May and great grandfathers George Boerboom Sr. and Robert Bergmooser, great-great grandmother Thelma Galbraith and great grandmother Hazel Joseph.
To cherish his memory Jakup leaves his parents: Nickole and Chad MacMullen-Horr of Monroe and Jim C. Gail MacMullen Jr. of Monroe; two brothers: Jordan M. MacMullen and Nickalas Horr both of Monroe; stepbrothers: Kyle and Austin Horr and Stephen and Nicholas Smelcer ; two stepsisters: Brittany Horr and Cassidy Smelcer; grandparents: Lee and Sherry May of Sumpter, Cheryl Barbier of Monroe, Charlene and Pio Knezevich of Ida, George and Linda Boerboom of Monroe; and Tom and Linda Horr of St. Helen; great grandmother Beatrice Boerboom, great grandfather Phil Joseph and a host of special friends.
Friends may gather from 12:00-8:00pm, Monday, September 5, 2011 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of His Life will take place at 11:00am, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 323 Scott. Procession will follow to Roselawn.
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