Edward M. Jacobs, age 86, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
Visitation for Edward will be at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 511 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam, on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Wednesday, beginning at 11:00 AM. Fr. John Schreiter will officiate. Burial will be at St. Peter”s Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin where the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 in Beaver Dam will conduct military honors.
Edward Michael Jacobs was born on July 12, 1922 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Edward H. and Mary A. (Daly) Jacobs. He graduated from St. Peter”s Elementary School in Beaver Dam and from St. Thomas Military Academy in St. Paul Minnesota. Edward continued his education, receiving his B.S. from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. He served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946. On June 17, 1950, Edward was united in marriage with Mary Ann Wirig in Madison, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on June 8, 1997. Edward worked as a Partner at the Jacobs, Schacht & Olson Law Firm in Beaver Dam and he also served as the President and CEO of American National Bank in Beaver Dam. Edward was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam and had been active with the Catholic Knights and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a long-time member of Old Hickory Country Club and the Johns E. Miller American Legion Post #146 in Beaver Dam. He was very civic minded and served on the board of directors and as a trustee on many different organizations. Edward was a voracious reader and was a life-long Cubs fan.
Survivors include sisters-in-law, Martha Jacobs of Beaver Dam, Janice Jacobs of Brookfield, and Mary M. Jacobs of Scottsdale, AZ, other family and friends.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his three brothers, John R. Jacobs, Michael A. Jacobs and Richard F. Jacobs.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Edward M. Jacobs” name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 131 E. Maple Ave Beaver Dam, WI 53916, or the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146, 300 Beichl Ave. P.O. Box 146 Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made on our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Spring St. Church-Beaver Dam
St. Peter’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam