Joseph Michael Jacob, 53
March 8, 1962 -- June 12, 2015

Joseph Michael JacobJoseph Michael Jacob, “Joe,” age 53, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Joe was born March 8, 1962, in Salix, Pennsylvania, to Mike Jacob and Marylou (nee Brennan) Kadinger. Joe was raised in West Bend and attended West Bend West High School. He met Pam Skinner in high school and they were united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1983, at St. Frances Cabrini in West Bend. After their marriage, they moved to southern Illinois where Joe began his career in telecommunications. In 1986, they moved back to West Bend where they raised three beautiful daughters. At the time of his death, Joe was employed as the director of advanced technical support at AT&T.

Joe enjoyed golfing, tennis, gambling and spending time with his family and friends. Joe also took pleasure in coaching his daughters’ softball and soccer teams in their elementary and middle school years. His involvement also included volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots. Joe was a man that loved to help others, whether it was with his knowledge on a vast amount of topics or his ability to figure out how to fix almost anything. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful father, caring husband and really, really nice guy. Joe is survived by Pam, his wife of 31 years; daughters, Brittany (Mark) Critchlow, Samantha (Nick Mladenovich) and Ashley; his sister, Kim (Paul) Schwai; brother-in-law, Dave (Rita) Skinner; nephews, Luke (Laura) Skinner, Jesse (Rachel) Skinner, Austin (Michaelene) Schwai and Brandon Schwai; and other relatives and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his mother and his nephew, Benjamin Schwai.

A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (406 Jefferson St., West Bend) on Wednesday, June 17, at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 17, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Washington County Memorial Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18.

Memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association or Heartland Hospice appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at