Lance Corporal Jacob Alexander Meinert

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FORT ATKINSON - Lance Corporal Jacob Alexander Meinert USMC was killed in action Sunday, January 10, 2010, in Bastion, Afghanistan. He was born June 24, 1989, in Racine. He attended Red Apple Elementary School and Jerstad-Agerholm Middle School in Racine before moving to Fort Atkinson. Jacob graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 2007. He entered the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot in San Diego, Calif., graduating with Platoon 2167. He was assigned to the First Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Jacob completed one tour of duty in Iraq and was currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His hobbies included fishing, sailing, and a variety of musical outlets. He enjoyed the time spent with his friends. Survivors include his mother, Krista (Michael) Edquist of Fort Atkinson. He leaves at home a sister, Randi Meinert; step- brother, Mitchell Edquist; brother, Larson Edquist; and the family dog, Bosco. Also surviving are his father, Brian Warzala; maternal grandparents, Richard (Donna) Meinert; paternal grandfather, Robert Warzala; paternal grandmother, Darlene Warzala; three aunts, Michele (David) Breheim, Sheryl (Bob) Petersen, and Pam (Nathan Schulz) Warzala; and uncle, Ben Warzala, all of Racine. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1660 Endl Boulevard, Fort Atkinson, with full Military Honors. Family and friends may pay their respects at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jacob Meinert Jazz Band Memorial, in care of Edward Jones Investments, 101 South Main Street, Fort Atkinson, Wis. 53538. NITARDY FUNERAL HOME 1008 Madison Avenue Fort Atkinson 920-563-5898

Published in Racine Journal Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, 2010
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