M. Caroline Jacobs, 84
M. Caroline Jacobs (nee von Kaenel), 84, passed
away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at the Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation
Center in West Bend with loving family by her side.
She was born on June 11, 1925, in
, to the late Frederick and Dora (nee Mahood) von Kaenel. Caroline
attended Savannah High School in Missouri and later graduated from both
Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill., and Washington University School of
Nursing in St. Louis, Mo.
On June 22, 1947, Caroline was united in marriage
to the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Jacobs at Zion United Church of Christ in St.
Joseph, Mo. Caroline moved with her husband to various locations
throughout his ministry, including Manly, Iowa, Elkader, Iowa, Hubbard,
Iowa and Quincy, Ill. She worked as a nurse at
, until her retirement in 1988. Caroline’s husband, Robert, preceded her
in death on May 10, 2001. That same year, Caroline moved to Cedar Ridge,
where she enjoyed an active lifestyle and became a member of Peace United
Church of Christ in Kewaskum.
Caroline is survived by her three children,
Michael (Linda) Jacobs of Milwaukee, Denise (Allan) Martin of Hubbard,
Iowa, and Donna (Dr. Marc) Olsen of Bayside; eight grandchildren, Kelly
(Travis) Krueger, Matthew (Heather) Jacobs, Jennifer (Jens) Braun, Jason
(Sara) Martin, Morgan Olsen, Dane Olsen, Elijah Carley Olsen and Sanya
(Joseph) Carley; six greatgrandchildren, Jacob, Bailey and Noah Martin,
Carson and Claire Braun and Jet Jacobs; many other dear relatives and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her
husband, Robert; and her brother, Wiley von Kaenel of
A memorial service in remembrance of Caroline will
be held on Friday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Ridge Chapel in
. A reception with the family will follow. Inurnment will take place at
Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Warsaw, Ill.
Memorials in Caroline’s name to Peace United
Church of Christ, 343 First St., Kewaskum, or Cedar Community Foundation,
113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend, are appreciated by the family.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of
West Bend is serving the family. 334-2776. Online guest book and
condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.