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AGE: 86


ADDRESS: Medford, WI; A Township of Medford resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:20 PM, Wednesday, June 20 at his residence in the Town of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: There will be a military rites ceremony performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 4 PM to be followed by a memorial open house gathering from 4-8 PM on Friday, June 29 at the Medford VFW Clubhouse, Medford.


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 8, 1931 at Ayer, Massachusetts


EDUCATION: Town of Hammel, Taylor County elementary schools


MARRIAGE: May 12, 1956 at Minneapolis, MN to Shirley Marie Hamm and she survives


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. After their marriage, they resided in Minneapolis, MN where he worked for Production Corporation of America. They moved back to the Medford area where he managed Strama’s Restaurant, worked for Neil Spreen Construction and the City of Medford until his retirement. In retirement, he worked part-time at the Farmacy. He enjoyed golf, gardening, bowling & playing cribbage.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Medford VFW Club


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley M. Jacobsen of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: David (Renee) Jacobsen and Paul (Carol) Jacobsen both of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Justin & Nicole Jacobsen, Jeff Lavin


GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 1 – Hailey Lavin


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Half-Siblings: Linda (Ernest) Amidon of Massachusetts & Bruce (Sheila) Jacobsen of Blacksburg, South Carolina
His surviving adopted family – Tom (Sabina) Strama, Joe Strama, Bruce (Jane) Strama, all of Medford, Mary Ann (John) Van der Hagen of Leander, Texas, Cheryl Eden of Eau Claire, Jim Olson of Kerrville, Texas and Arlene Strama of Medford


Deceased adopted family: Stan & Josephine Strama, Jim Strama, Janet Jordan & Louise Olson




DECEASED MOTHER: Bernice Julia Louise Welsh


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