Jacob Damien ‘Jakey’ Kowalski

Feb. 8, 1994 - Feb. 20, 2007

Jacob Damien "Jakey" Kowalski of North Prairie was given his wings after living with Sanfilippo syndrome Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at the age of 13, surrounded by his family at his home. Jakey was born Feb. 8, 1994, in Waukesha, the son of Keith and Lynn (nee Hymes) Kowalski.

He was always happy and playful. Jakey had a great demeanor considering his syndrome. He loved his mom and dad very much and will be greatly missed.

Jake will be deeply missed by his parents; his younger brother, Derek; maternal grandpa, Robert (wife Carol) Hecker; paternal grandparents, Peter and Barbara Uljanec; great-grandma, Violet Head; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Kettle Moraine Community Church in North Prairie, with Rev. Brian McIntyre officiating, followed by a time to visit with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family so that the family may forward a portion of the donations to a charity of their choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who showed their support to the Kowalski family and especially to Jakey.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit for online obituaries, directions or condolences.