Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin www.vetsoutreachwi.us
Mt. Pleasant – Jake Jacobson, 68, passed away in the peaceful surroundings of his home with his family by his side on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 27, 1948, the son of Charles and Dorthea (nee: Ahlborn) Jacobson. Shortly after graduating from Woodstock High School, Jake proudly served in the US Army. Jake’s service included a tour in Vietnam as an artillery gun chief. On September 20, 1975, he was married to Kathryn “Kay” Thuemmler in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brighton, WI.
Jake was a Certified Quality Control Technician when he retired from Johnson Wax in 2007 after 37 years of service. He enjoyed many activities, including golf, playing volleyball and softball; and like many Illinois natives cheering on the Chicago Cubs. Jake enjoyed life after retirement as a volleyball referee and softball umpire at the JMBA. Jake was happiest though when in the company of his family and friends, never missing any of his grandson’s sporting events.
Jake is survived by his dear wife, Kay Jacobson of Mt. Pleasant; their children, Kris (Tim) O’Brien, and Chase Jacobson; grandson Quinn O’Brien; his father Charlie Jacobson; and sister, Mari (Gerry) Danzer all of Racine. He is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sharon Jacobson, Janice (Andy) Bellis, Jim (Dolly) Thuemmler, Lori (Steve) Veh, and Karen Thuemmler; as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorthea Jacobson; brothers Jack, and (twin) Jim Jacobson; father and mother-in-law Ted and Barb Thuemmler; and brother-in-law Steve Thuemmler.
Funeral services for Jake will be as unique as he was. A brief service with military honors will take place at 1:00pm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Jake’s family will then host a reception at Bucket’s Pub (2031 Lathrop Avenue) for family and friends to reminisce and celebrate Jake’s life from 3pm-8pm. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate in Jake’s memory to the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (www.vetsoutreachwi.us).