Eleanore Isadora Jacobs

Eleanore Isadora Jacobs, 95, of Chilton, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Atrium Acute Care Center in Chilton. Eleanore was born December 27, 1919 in Charlestown, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Bruckner) Leitner. On October 5, 1938 Hubert Jacobs and Eleanore Leitner were united in marriage at St. Martins in Charlestown. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1974.

Eleanore was a long time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and also Christian Mothers for 75 years. She was known for her famous German potato salad, crazy cake, and ginger snap cookies. Eleanore was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who felt fortunate to have babysat many of her grandchildren watching them grow in age and experience. She also had the honor of becoming great-grandma and great-great-grandma. In her free time, Eleanore enjoyed working on word search puzzles and loved her crafts, especially her crocheting, embroidery and plastic canvas items. Most of her exquisite, hand made items were given to family and friends to bless them beyond measure. Eleanore also appreciated a good game of Sheepshead and Hand and Foot, never losing the ability to count the points in either game.

Survivors include her eleven children, Harold (Kathleen), Alfred (Shirley), John (Sandy), Gloria (Ron) Schunk, Eunice Heller, Don (Lori), Diane (Bob) Willems, Darlene (Harv) Zahringer, Karen (Jeff) Goeser, Gerry (Barb), and Ellen (Vic) Brault; 31 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Euclide and Carol Leitner; brother-in-law, Merlin Lemke; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Hubert, Eleanore was preceded in death by her son, Richard Jacobs on July 31, 1952; daughter-in-law, Joyce Jacobs on May 1, 1980; 8 brothers and sisters and their spouses; and 8 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Cty Hwy BB) in St. John with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 9:30 am to 11:15 am on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Eleanore I. Jacobs.

Eleanore’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers and staff of Atrium Acute Care Center in Chilton and Heartland Hospice for the care and compassion shown to her. – See more at: http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/obituaries/eleanore-i-jacobs/#sthash.ENQTCqoi.dpuf