James Stuart Jacobsen

James S. “Jim” “Jake” Jacobsen, 66, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 in Appleton. Born in Milwaukee on Feb. 5, 1951, he was the son of the late Broder and Ruth (Ball) Jacobsen. Following high school Jim joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country until receiving an honorable discharge. On March 21, 1979, Jim was united in marriage to Linda Smigielski in Waukegan, Illinois. The couple resided in Milwaukee where Jim, also known to many as Jake, worked in sales for the Catholic cemeteries and then as a salesman in the home improvement industry. The couple eventually left Milwaukee and moved north to Bonduel where Jim and Linda started JSJ Custom Builders. Jim loved the water and spent countless hours boating and fishing. He also enjoyed traveling and loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Jim leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Linda; five children, Kelly (Corey) Jenness, of Kingsford, Michigan, Melissa (Craig) Langel, of Holcombe, Jacob (Jennifer) Jacobsen, of Glendale, Jeffrey Jacobsen, of Waterford, and Kristin (Tim) Hoppe, of Bonduel; 11 grandchildren, Owen, Claire, Wesley, Justin, Preston, Brianna, Jonathan, Justin, Tia, Ethan and Gavin; and siblings, John (Donna) Jacobsen, of Arizona, Gary (Debbie) Jacobsen, of Marion, and Jagene (Frank Russell) Korth, of Arizona. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Jim will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will be conducted by the Bonduel American Legion Post 217. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.