Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Isabelle A. Jacobson

November 8, 1925 - March 31, 2018

Isabelle A. Jacobson, 92, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at home with her family by her side.
She was born on November 8, 1925, in the Town of Rushford, the daughter of the late Fredrick A. and Anna (Henke) Merkey. On June 12, 1943, she married Robert Jacobson at Grace Lutheran Church in Omro, and their journey together began. Their marriage together would span 72 years. Along the way, they were blessed with four children, who made them grandparents to 20 children, great-grandparents to 32 children and great-great grandparents to nine more children. We won't mention all the pets that warmed Isabelle's heart and came to call her home theirs.
Isabelle liked pampering her flowers, feeding the birds, tidying things up, keeping track of the weather in her almanac, spoiling her pets, polka dancing, Sunday drives visiting friends and snowmobile rides. She was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Neenah.
Survivors include four children, Sandra (Larry) Jungwirth of Medina, Don (Sandy) Jacobson of Appleton, Karen (John) Christofferson and Dave (Karen) Jacobson both of Neenah; a sister, Olive (Geno) Kempken of Tomahawk, many other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (2016), two brothers, Lester (Margie) Merkey and Fredrick H. Merkey and two sisters, Lona (Orin) Freeman and Elaine (Pat) Trapp.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main Street, Winneconne. Visitation will continue on Thursday from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 809 S Commercial Street, Neenah. A funeral service will be on Thursday at the church at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Ellisen officiating. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery, town of Winneconne.

She may be small, but make no mistake
When she was upset, the room would shake.
Set in her ways, at an early age
She'd let you know, when you rattled her cage.

Although it may seem, she projected a fear
Deep down inside, she was really a dear.
All this bark, without the bite
Was her way of coping, for the lack of her height.

A petite little lady, with a heart of gold
Made sure you did, what you were told.
She's up there in heaven, tidying things up
Bigger than life, but still half a cup.
John Christofferson

John/Karen wrote on April 5, 2018
Missing you so much already Mom. Knowing you are in Heaven by Dad is our greatest comfort ever. So pleased we were able to keep our promise to Dad and have you with us till God Called you Home. Love Always.

Paul McAvoy wrote on April 4, 2018
My condolences on the passing of Isabelle, She and Robert were m patients for many years. Feel we had become friends. A lovely lady. Sad to hear of her death. Will include her in my thoughts and prayers. Please say hello to Karen and John for me as well Dr. Paul McAvoy

Nancy and David Cahak wrote on April 4, 2018
Don & Sandy - Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this time. Thoughts and Prayers sent. Nancy and David Cahak

Keriann (Brennand) Riewe wrote on April 3, 2018
Im so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady. I have many memories of her from the snowmobile club. Take comfort in knowing she is back with your dad and having fun polka dancing. Hugs to you all.

Tammy Sprotte wrote on April 3, 2018
Dave and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you thru this difficult time.

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