Paul E. Jacobson

Paul E. Jacobson (age 68) went to be with our Lord on November 25, 2023 at his home in Portage WI after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, sons Andrew (who helped care for him), Ben (Heather) of Chebanse IL, and Daniel of Webster MA. Precious grandchildren, Stevilynne, Carter Joseph and Carson Paul Jacobson, (his namesake). Brother Mark (Lori) Jacobson, sisters Lenore (Larry) Widner, Ann (Jim) Lewis, and many other family and friends.

Paul was born on March 9, 1955 to Garold and Charlotte (Cole) Jacobson. He attended school in Bloomingdale, Richland Center, and Westby (WI). He graduated from Westby High School, UW-Eau Claire, and Parkland Community College (Champaign IL). He was married to Linda Krueger in Dec. 1977.

Paul worked as a computer programmer at Bell Labs in Naperville IL for 20 years, before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2001.

Paul enjoyed playing sports - his sons knew he was serious when he would take off his glasses while playing basketball with them. He was a Brewer fan from the time they were the Milwaukee Braves. He loved going to sporting events with his family and friends. He had the best laugh, and his grandson Carter says he gave the best hugs. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2023 at Mount Morris Camp and Retreat Center in Mount Morris WI from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Family visitation will be 11:15-11:45) The funeral service will be at 1:00. Lunch will be served after the service.

Paul’s family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for their excellent care and support. Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orphan Grain Train, St. Johns Lutheran Church and School (Portage WI) or St. Pauls Lutheran Church and School (Aurora IL).