Christian 08

Earle Arthur Jacob Sr.

July 24, 1943 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 79)




Earle Arthur Jacob Sr., 79, met his Lord and Savior Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, WI.


Earle was born in South Milwaukee, WI to Lydia and Elmer Jacob. He grew up working on the farm and enjoyed playing football at Oak Creek High School where he met his wife, Ruth. They graduated together in 1962 and were married July 18, 1964. After high school, he trained to become a barber and got his first job at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. He then went on to barber at the Milwaukee YMCA where he worked for over 25 years. In 1993 Earle retired due to injuries from a hunting accident. He then found a new calling teaching prison ministry at the Racine Correctional Institute for several years.


Earle was an avid collector of antique toys and gas engines and was active in forming the Early Days Gas Engine Tractor Club in Oak Creek, WI. Earle loved to tinker on projects large and small and had many going at once. He enjoyed going up north for the weekend to go hunting or fishing with family and friends. Earle also loved a good rummage or thrift store and was an excellent haggler.


Earle was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lydia (née Siegel) Jacob; his sister, Janet Philip; brother, Lorin Jacob and sister, Karen Sprotte.


Earle is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (née Joncas) Jacob; daughter, Tammie (Don) Logan; sons, Earle Jr. and Jarret Jacob; granddaughters, Justina and Jessika Jacob and his fur children, Jack and Jill. He is further survived by many other beloved nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many friends and extended family.


A memorial service for Earle A. Jacob Sr. will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, W5940 Chestnut St., Packwaukee, WI 53953. Pastor Larry Sheppard will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Anyone wishing to send a sympathy card to the family, please mail to Earle Jacob, C/O Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 115 Princeton, WI 54968. Please visit our website to send a condolence or to share a memory of Earle with his family. 


Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home

Sunset Cremation Center in Princeton

Serving the Family, 920-295-6631

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Earle Arthur Jacob Sr., please visit our Tree Store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Earle

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


September 24, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
W5940 Chestnut Street
Packwaukee, WI 53953

Memorial Service
September 24, 2022

11:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
W5940 Chestnut Street
Packwaukee, WI 53953

© 2022 Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility