Rita Jane Jacobs
- April 29, 1925 - August 16, 2012
- Iron Mountain, Michigan
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“My sincerest sympathies for your loss. What a wonderful woman Rita was. Long after I moved away from Iron Mountain, I could always count on a warm...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Judy (Morin) McDonough - Cudahy, WI
“Amanda, Debbie and rest of your family,
So sorry to hear about Rita. I will always remember her as such a nice and funny person,(especially when...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lori nad Greg Sorensen - MI
“Kelly & Family,
We are sorry to here of your grandmothers passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. She sounded like a remarkable woman.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cyndi, Dan & Alfred Absolon - MI
Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May your mom rest in the gentle...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Audrey Smith - Chetek, WI
“So sorry to hear about your mother. You all take care and cherish the good times that were had. God bless you all and take care.
5 of 10 | Posted by: jeff garvaglia - niagara, WI
“To the Jacob's family; I want to offer my condolences and I pray that each day is more endurable than the last day. I know you will miss Rita very...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Freda Hancock - Taylor, MI
“Gary & Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss!! Know that my thoughts and prayer are with you...may you find peace in knowing your Mom/Grandma is now...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Jafolla - Niagara, WI
When your heart is hurting fill it with happy memories of Gram, to get you through these dark hours. Remember that God is with you.
My...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Yvonne Novascone - Ironwood, MI
“Dear Derick, Kelly and Brent,
I"m so sad about gram. She was a great lady and always made me fell welcome in her family. She is with your mom...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Crystal Kolb - Chippewa Falls, WI
“Dear Gary & Al,
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time! Rita was a very special lady, and we will...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis, Bill, and Ms. Shelby - NM
Rita Jane Jacobs 87, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday August 16, 2012 at HCR Manorcare Health Care Services in Kingsford. She was born on April 29, 1925 in Kingsford, daughter of the late Otto and Ida (Christian) Leger. She attended the Kingsford Schools, graduating from Kingsford High School in 1942. Rita married Vernon Jacobs on April 29, 1944, and he preceded her in death in July 2002. She was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain. She was a very active member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rita was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella. She loved to travel, was a wonderful homemaker, and had a wonderful life. Despite her failing health and macular degeneration, Rita maintained a beautiful attitude and a great sense of independence and humor.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy Jacobs Neuens and her brother, Vernon Leger.
Rita is survived by her sons, Gary Jacobs of Albuquerque, NM, and Doug (Rhonda) Jacobs of Aurora, WI, and a daughter, Debbie Jacobs of Chetek, WI; 5 grandchildren Derick VanPembrook, Kelly VanPembrook, Chad (Melissa) Jacobs, Amanda (Mark) Sanicki, Brent Neuens; 5 great grandchildren, Logan and Makayla and Isabelle Jacobs, Mallory and Bristol Sanicki
The visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. The funeral Mass will follow at 5:00 pm at the church. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Macular Degenration Foundation P. O. Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515
Condolences may be expressed online to the family of Rita J. Jacobs at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.