Robert C. "Buddy" Jacobs

Funeral services will be held for Robert C. "Buddy" Jacobs of Cedarburg at 6:30 p.m. on June 4 at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg. Buddy passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Ruth Hospice in Milwaukee, at the age of 85. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will take place at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Buddy was born on March 21, 1923 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Leslie and Margaretha (nee Bliffert) Jacobs. He was united in marriage on Nov. 1, 1947 to Jean Hardie. Buddy served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II.

Buddy worked for American Can as an inspector for many years. He enjoyed music, playing the piano and organ whenever he could; as well as working outside and working on his car. Mallory was his only grandchild and was the apple of his eye.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughters, Diane (David) Jacobs-Pauley, Deborah Jacobs and Dawn Davis; and his granddaughter, Mallory Davis. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Buddy was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Wittbold.

Memorials to the family, which will be distributed to Buddy’s favorite charities, are appreciated.

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