A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Full military honors will follow. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials which will be distributed to Ray’s favorite charities would be appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials which will be distributed to Ray’s favorite charities would be appreciated.
Ray L. Jacobson, age 81, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully at his home on September 10, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family. Ray was born in Trego, WI on May 15, 1940, a son of the late Chauncey and Dorothy (Smith) Jacobson. On December 3, 1964, in Watertown, SD he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Joann Theisen. Ray served as the Business Representative for the Milwaukee District Council of Carpenters Local 161 for twenty-two years retiring in 2003. He was a longtime member of the Kenosha Elk’s Lodge B.P.O.E #750 and had served for many years on the City of Kenosha Police and Fire Commission. His true joy came from his time at the family cabin in Trego, either hunting or fishing, or as many rounds of golf he could fit in.
Survivors include his loving wife, Joann; his children, Jeffrey (Amanda) Jacobson, Joseph Jacobson, and Karen Roest; his eight grandchildren, Leanna (Bright) Neekara, Shadia Escoria-Cure, Jessica Howard, Michael Roest, Matthew Roest, Jessica (Josh) Martin, and Alexander and Adam Jacobson; his seven great-grandchildren, Bella, Zara, Luna, Michael, Loxley, Ryker, and Luca; and his siblings, Henry Jacobson and Maryann James.
Along with his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his son, Brett, a brother, Harold, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Genevieve.