Monday, March 22, 2010

Roy C. Jacob

Franksville -- Roy C. Jacob, age 91, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Caledonia, August 2, 1919, son of the late Charles and Mary (Nee: Geiger) Jacob.

During WWII Roy served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart for being shot while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. On September 20, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bernice H. Beres who preceded him in death on February 21, 2007. Roy was employed by Consolidated Freightways. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, was 4H leader, and was the founder and member of the Caledonia Schafskopf Club. He enjoyed auctions, collecting toy tractors, and loved to garden, raising vegetables. Most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grant father who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his four children, Darlene (Ray) Maar of Antioch, IL, Judith (Robert) Anderson of Franksville, Ron Jacob of Franksville, Gary (Margo) Jacob of Onalaska; six grandchildren, Brian (Gina) Anderson, Erik (Sarah) Anderson, Michelle (Arthur) Olsen, Michael (Chris) Maar, Sarah (Dave) Mathias, Heather (Donny) Stapleton; 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Zachary, Alexis and Nicholas Olsen, Callaway Maar, Jacob, Evan, and Grace Anderson, Logan and Sawyer Anderson, Isaac Stapleton; two brothers, Russell (Alverona) Jacob, and Charles Jacob; a sister, Gladys Olley all of Franksville; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, MaryAnn Thorsen of Franksville, Jeanne Lojeski of Racine, Shirley Beres of Libertyville, IL, Robert and Kay Beres of Merrimac, WI; nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Colleen Jacob and his brother, Lester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 26, 2010, at noon at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Reverend William Dietzler officiating. Private interment will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet Thursday at the funeral home 4-7 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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