Martha Ann Jacobs

July 15, 1928 - November 19, 2012

Martha Ann Jacobs

July 15, 1928 - November 19, 2012


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Obituary for Martha Ann Jacobs

Martha A. Jacobs, age 84, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at her home in Beaver Dam.

Friends and family may call at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 511 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam, on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at church at 11:00 AM. Fr. Michael J. Erwin will officiate. Inurnment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

The former Martha Ann Cook was born on July 15, 1928 in Spencer, Nebraska to the late Dean C. and Marie (Ziegler) Cook. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s Grade School in Beaver Dam, the valedictorian of the Beaver Dam High School class of 1946, and a graduate of Mount Mary College in Milwaukee class of 1950. On February 3, 1951, Martha was united in marriage with Richard F. Jacobs at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Martha was a quintessential homemaker; a loving wife, mother and grandmother. The death of her daughter Terese at the age of 17 was very hard on Martha, but being a strong woman, she persevered despite the devastating loss. She enjoyed baking, canning, sewing, quilting, and knitting. Martha loved having people to her house for parties and was a terrific hostess. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and had volunteered as a sacristan at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for 11 years.

Survivors include, her six children, Richard P. Jacobs of Beaver Dam, Mary M. Jacobs of Beaver Dam, Edward C. (Mary E.) Jacobs of Beaver Dam, Robert J. (Patricia) Jacobs of Freeport, Illinois, Paul T. (Julie) Jacobs of LaCrosse, and Anne M. (Mark) Heuer of Beaver Dam; ten grandchildren, Martha Terese Jacobs, Marie Naomi Jacobs, Edward Henry “Hank” Jacobs, Hannah Mary Heuer, Jacob Gordon Heuer, Emma Francis Heuer, Michael August Jacobs, Kathryn Ann Jacobs, Paul John Jacobs, and Michelle Theresa Jacobs; her sister, Anne Teletzke of Fond du Lac; two sisters-in-law, Janice Jacobs of Brookfield and Mary Margaret Jacobs of Scottsdale, Arizona, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Terese A. Jacobs, two brothers, Charles Cook and Louis Cook; and a sister, Mary McCallum.

If desired, memorials may be made in Martha A. Jacobs’ name to St. Katharine Drexel School, 503 South Spring Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

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