Born: September 24, 1930
Died: March 23, 2010
Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam
Visitation: Saturday, March 27th from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church
Donald R. Jacob, 79, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at University Hospitals in Madison.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, March 27th from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in township of Trenton, with graveside military honors conducted by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 of Beaver Dam.
Donald was born the son of Rodell and Alma A. (Giese) Jacob on September 24, 1930 in Beaver Dam. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Donald then served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Afterwards, he married Donna Smith on September 22, 1956 in Beaver Dam. Don retired from Metalcraft of Mayville.
Donald was an active member of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, where he was an organizer of the Pioneer’s Program. He was a member of the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 in Beaver Dam. Don taught hunter’s safety for 15 years. He was a volunteer at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital, and was active with the Beaver Dam Senior Center. Don’s hobbies included bowling and woodcarving and fishing.
Donald is survived by his children: Russell Jacob of Beaver Dam, Sally Petersen of Milwaukee, and Julie (Scott) Carmichael of Milwaukee; his brother Robert (Betty) Jacob of New Berlin, WI; his sister Ardis Linke of Beaver Dam; nine grandchildren: Jamie, Jenni, Beka, Eryn, Thomas, Joshua, Aaron, Dan and Ben; three great-grandchildren: Jalen Rose, Jakob, and Noah; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, and brother-in-law Harvey.
Memorials: St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam or to the American Cancer Society.
Church: St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Map)