Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Obituary: Harold E. "Jake" Jacobson

PLANTATION, FLA. - Harold E. "Jake" Jacobson, age 91, of Plantation, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. He was born March 16, 1910, in Racine, Wis. He attended Madison Central High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jake was a speed skater and proudly held the Madison city championship for three years in his high school and college years. Jake traveled the world while serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II and traveled the U.S. during the Great Depression. He settled in Madison, where he worked for Mautz Paint for more than 40 years. On Feb. 7, 1948, he married his lifelong love, Hazel Eken, who preceded him death June 29, 1988. They had two daughters, Dyanne Van Den Heuvel (Dennis) and Gail Krinsky (Keith); and four beloved grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Zachery Van Den Heuvel, and Brooke and Adam Krinsky. Jake was a talented artist who created beautiful carved ducks and songbirds. He will be remembered for his patience, his devotion to family and his quiet, easy going disposition. Burial will be Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at noon at FOREST HILL CEMETERY, Madison. Arrangements are by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home. (954) 587-6888

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 18, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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