Jean F. Jacobsen
Jean F. Jacobsen, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Jean was born to Frank and Victoria Drozdowicz at home at Powers Lake, WI on January 6, 1925. She married Orby Jacobsen on September 15, 1951 in New Munster, WI. Prior to her marriage she worked in Chicago doing factory work and eventually became a farmer with Orby. She was the first in her area to sell garden produce, eggs, milk, strawberries, raspberries, and a variety of meats. Jean was a lover of all animals, gardening, was an avid reader. After Orby died, Jean worked at Intermatic in IL, retiring after 5 years. Her quick wit and sense of humor is unsurpassable, she will be dearly missed.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Marie (Terrance) Carlson; step-daughters, Sandra Slone and Bernadine Bentley and their children. Further survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings, Edward Drozdowicz, Helen Schmitz, Josephine Bakarich and Mary Jacobsen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave, Madison, at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with Msgr. Charles Schluter presiding. A visitation will be at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave, Madison, from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Friday, May 30, 2014, and again at the church from 10:00AM until time of Mass on Saturday. Burial to follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery Twin Lakes, WI.
A special thanks to St. Peter’s church for welcoming her with open arms and keeping her cradled in their arms. Additional thanks to staff and residents at Emeritus.
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