Richard L. Jacobson Sr., 83, Pittsville, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his home in the Town of Sherwood, Clark County, with his children by his side.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Sherwood, where the visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Rev. Gary Markworth will officiate. Private family committal services will be held in Sherwood Cemetery at a later date. Buchanan / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Richard was born on August 6, 1933 in the Town of Sherwood to Joseph and Theresa (Gary) Jacobson. He married Mildred M. Neeley September 12, 1953. They divorced and reunited later in life. He also married Mildred (Milly) Wenstrom on July 18th, 1970 she died October 22, 1993.
He was employed at Elco Tool and Screw Industry in Rockford, IL for 42 years until his retirement in the mid 1990’s. He then returned to Sherwood where he resided until the present time.
He enjoyed wood cutting, deer hunting, fishing and trips to the casino. He had served on the board for the Town of Sherman and was involved with the NWTF for 10 years.
He is survived by Mildred Meltesen and their children Richard (Kristal) Jacobson Jr. of Pittsville, Tina (Allen) Bernhardt of Tomah, Terry (Randy) Gratz, Ken Jacobson (Sandy Frost), all of Pittsville and Scott (Tamesha) Meltesen of Marshfield. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Montag, Jennifer Jacobson, Jason Jacobson, Scott (Melinda) Bernhardt, Aaron Bernhardt, Kira (Adam) Caflisch, Alecia (John) Nelson, Brandon Jacobson, Kalie (Ramiro) Robles, Brianna (Jared) Moore, Destiny Jacobson, Lindzy Meltesen, Lacey Meltesen and Dakota Meltesen, 16 great grandchildren, stepchildren, Judy Willis , Jim (Chris) Wenstrom, Jeanne West, John (Melody) Wenstrom and Joe (Carol) Wenstrom , 15 step grandchildren, 22 Step Great Grandchildren & 1 Step Great Great Grandchild.
He is further survived by brothers, Russell Jacobson, of Pittsville, Earl Jacobson of Rockford and Jerry (Alene) Jacobson of Pittsville.
He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Vicki in infancy, a sister, Dorothy Schwanebeck and a brother, George “Lavern” Jacobson.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com