Kenneth Wilder Jr.

Kenneth Wilder Jr. "Kenny" Jacobs entered into eternal life on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at age 84. Kenny touched the lives of everyone with his generous spirit, kindness and great sense of humor. Whether tending to his many bluebird houses, volunteering at University School or enjoying a round of golf with family and friends, he lived a full life. Always a gentlemen, he showed us the value of gratitude, honesty, trust, hard work, compassion and love for family. He will be deeply missed and loved always. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lee Jacobs (nee Cottrell) for 59 years; loving father of Kathryn (John) Housiaux, Kenneth "Kip" (Jill) Jacobs III, Robert Jacobs (Marilyn Fox) and William (John Joiner) Jacobs; proud grandfather of Andy, Julie and Charlie Housiaux and Rob, Brad and Kyle Jacobs. He is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews, extended family family and wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Jacobs; a brother, Thomas "Tim" Jacobs; and his sister, Barbara Baxter.

A celebration of life for Kenny was held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in River Hills. The family greeted relatives and friends at a reception after the service. Interment was private.

Memorials in Kenny’s name can be sent to University School of Milwaukee, St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church in Hartford, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church or the charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Rhonda, Sherry and Wanda, as well as to Horizon Home Care and Hospice, for their generous and thoughtful care.

Feerick Funeral Home in Shorewood assisted the family.