Marvin H. Jacobson, of Howards Grove, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home. He was 81 years old.
Marvin was born August 17, 1935 at the family home in the Town of Vernon, the son of Harley and Alice (nee Peterson) Jacobson. He was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart, Patricia Jacobs, on July 16, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kansasville, WI. Marv proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and was stationed in Germany and France from 1955 - 1959. Marv and Pat began their family overseas, and moved to Rochester, WI in 1959. From 1959-1969, Marv worked for AC Electronics, before he and Pat began farming. Though it was often a struggle, Marvin loved it, and proudly ran a farm for 45 years.
Marv was on the volunteer Fire Department in Rochester for 10 years, volunteered as a 4-H leader teaching electricity, and mowed the trails at Kettle Moraine Park for 13 years. Marv loved his brown swiss cows, his toy tractors, listening to RFD (his favorite polka channel), and going out to eat at one of his many "favorite" restaurants. On holidays, he would love to talk about the newest model of Cadillac. Marv always had a warm smile on his face to everyone. He loved his grandchildren, and was a wonderful, kind father, husband, brother, uncle and friend, and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Marv is survived by his wife Pat of over 60 years, and their daughters: Debbie (Dennis) Junk of Roy, WA, Kim (Jamie) Beaty of Wales, WI, Mary Wozniak of South Beloit, IL and Cindy Jacobson of Sheboygan. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Chelsea, Marissa, Sean, Michael and Chris; great-grandson Bryson; brothers Cliff (Darlene) Jacobson and Lloyd (Betty) Jacobson, sister-in-law Nancy Jacobson, his best friend Dale, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Marv was also preceded in death by his brother Don, many aunts and uncles, brother-in-law Kenneth Jacobs and sister-in-law Mildred (Norman) Johnson.
Private family services will be held. Marv will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Park.