In loving memory of

John J. Jacobs, Jr.
September 30, 1956 - January 27, 2024

John J. Jacobs, Jr. died on January 27, 2024 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was 67 years old. He was born on September 30, 1956 in Elcho, a son of John and Joann (Cummings) Jacobs.

Survivors include two daughters, Rhys O'Keefe of Kenosha and Katie Nelson of Oak Creek; step-son, Matthew Andersen of Mchenry, IL; eleven sisters, Barbara (Larry) Fonder of Antigo, Jean Trzebiatowkski of Birnamwood, Mary Ann (Dana Heintz) Kline of Marshfield, Rose Earsley of Crane, MO, Laura Hatch of Libertyville, IL, Donna Chabrecek of Crane, MO, Kate (Brad) Riggleman of Charles Town, WV, Mildred (Clinton) Hitt of Beaver Dam, Lisa Brown of San Antonio, TX, JoAnn Godwin of Middleton, and Linda (John) Gantz of Green Bay; and two brothers, Peter Jacobs of Rhinelander and Joe (Amy) Jacobs of Elcho.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Ronald Trzebiatowski, David Kline, Harvey Earsley, William Hatch, Joseph Chabrecek, and Anthony Brown.

No services will be held at this time. Burial will take place in Elcho Cemetery.


Laura wrote on Feb 1, 2024:

"Thank you to my sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Larry Fonder who graciously accepted John into their home in Antigo, WI where he resided for the last year and a half of his life. In generosity of spirit they unselfishly gave of their time and attention without expectation of receiving anything in return. Providing meals, driving him to Dr's appointments and seeing to his general well being to the best of their ability and with the goodness in their hearts. I am very grateful and appreciative to them and I know John was as well. - Laura Hatch"

Laura wrote on Feb 1, 2024:

"John, I am grateful for the months that we spent together at my house in Libertyville. There were difficult times but also times of reflection and caring in the discussions we had. I hope you are at peace now and are reunited with your Dear friend Jim and other loved ones we've lost along the way. Love and miss you, Your Sister Laura"