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John J. "Jack" Jacisin

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Jacisin, John J. "Jack"

MARQUETTE, Mich.- John J. "Jack" Jacisin, 73, of Ironwood, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Ironwood, son of the late Michael and Eva (Thebert) Jacisin, attended local schools, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 5, 1956, proudly serving his country aboard the USS McGinty, USS Fletcher, and USS Shields in the Pacific area and Australia, and was honorably discharged as a seaman on Oct. 5, 1960.

Following his discharge, he returned to Ironwood where he worked in various odd jobs before moving to Two Rivers, Wis. where he was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing for three years. Returning to Ironwood, he was employed at the Wakefield Furniture Co. in Wakefield, worked on various construction projects, and retired from White Pine Copper Co. after 30-plus years of service as a driller/blaster and belt operator.

Jack was a member of Bessemer V.F.W. Post 3673 and the former Ironwood V.F.W. Post 1823, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He also was a former member of the Aurora Athletic Club and the Norrie Amateur Sports Club. He loved fishing and Saturday night card games with his friends. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time at his camp "Iron Gut" in North Ironwood, as well as woodworking and carving in his shop in his home. He particularly enjoyed spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.

On Nov. 9, 1961, he was married to the former Penny Magdziak of Ironwood in Two Rivers. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Anita Jacisin, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; two sons, John (Cheryl), Ironwood, and Michael (Donna), Marquette; three grandchildren, John Jacisin III and Logan Jacisin, both of Ironwood, and Joseph Jacisin, Marquette; a sister, Katherine O'Brien, Long Beach, Calif.; brother-in-law, Lloyd Hill, Bessemer; sisters-in-law, Catherine Jacisin, DePere, Wis., and Jackie Paulson, Beach Park, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas O'Brien and Michael Jacisin; and sisters, Lorelei Elsemore and Marilyn Hill. Out of respect for his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, 305 N. Lowell St., in Ironwood, with the Rev. Robb Jurkovich, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Ironwood American Legion Post 5 Honor Guard, with luncheon to follow at Tacconelli's in downtown Ironwood.

Condolences may be given to Jack's family online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 2, 2013
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