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Nancy M. Jacobsen

April 9, 1931 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Nancy M. Jacobsen, age 90, of Neenah, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Nancy was born on April 9, 1931 in Portland, Oregon, to the late Lloyd P. and Naomi (Peerenboom) Buchanan. The family moved to Appleton, WI five years later, and lived across the street from her Peerenboom grandparents. After schooling she worked at Appleton Papers and Kimberly-Clark Corp. On November 5, 1960 she married Ralph “Jake” Jacobsen, Jr., formerly of Chicago, at St. Mary’s Church in Appleton. Their daughter Sarah arrived five years later. While living in Appleton she was a volunteer of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Appleton Junior Women’s Club.

In 1968 the family moved to Neenah, and she became involved with the Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society, Meals on Wheels, and was a coordinator for the Twin Cities Perpetual Adoration Chapel. She loved nature, animals, books, music, and knitting prayer shawls for her church and children’s caps for local charities. Jake and Nancy lost their only child Sarah to a massive stroke in 2015, after an 11 year illness. They also lost their foster daughter Lydia Bitsoi of Phoenix, AZ. in 2017.

Nancy is survived by her husband Jake, son-in-law Michael J. (Shelley) Schlafer of Berlin and grandsons Michael S. Schlafer, and Matthew J. Schlafer. She is also survived by a granddaughter Stephanie Green and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Ann.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH 528 Second St., Menasha with Fr. Michael Lightner officiating and Deacon Don Schultz assisting. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established at St. Mary Catholic Church. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church
528 Second Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
March 24, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
528 Second Street
Menasha, WI 54952

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