Jacob Ronald Eickstedt, 21

Jacob "Jake" Ronald Eickstedt, 21, was born to eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 from injuries he sustained in a farm equipment accident.

He was born on May 23, 1990 and was employed by Mid State Equipment. He was a member of the Antique Tractor Club, Moonlighters Snowmobile Club, and a lifelong member of the Kirchhayn Trotters 4-H Club. He was a graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson and a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated from Fox Valley in Appleton with an Associates Degree in Agriculture Mechanics. Jake enjoyed farming, fixing and restoring tractors, competing in tractor pulls, trap shooting and playing Sheepshead. 

He is survived by his parents Ronald and Linda Eickstedt; siblings Angela and Kevin, and the love of his life, Jenny Ziemer; grandparents Hildegard Eickstedt, Richard and Sylvia Roembke; aunts and uncles Judy (Paul) Sandrgen, David (Barb) Roembke, Mark (Julie) Roembke, Ellen (Richard) Dehnel; cousins Erin and Rebecca Roembke, Dayna and Eryn Dehnel; many other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Walter Eickstedt. 

The funeral service for Jacob will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (1268 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095) with Rev. Kenneth Mellon presiding. The visitation will be held at the church on Monday, Sept. 26, from 3 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Interment will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. 

Memorials are appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice. 

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family 
(262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.