Ralph H. "Jake" Jacob
1946 - 2020
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Ralph H. "Jake" Jacob

Fremont - Ralph H. "Jake" Jacob, age 73, of Fremont, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 3, 2020, at his home in Fremont. He was born on September 18, 1946 in Appleton, WI, the son of the late Henry and Veronica (Glander) Jacob.

In 1964 Jake graduated from Appleton High School. Following graduation, Jake was drafted into the US Air Force and always told people his senior class trip was to Vietnam. He also served in the US Army where he did another tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his military service, Jake worked as a printer for Neenah Printing for over 30 years before retiring. Jake was an avid golfer and was a member of Weymont Run Country Club in Weyauwega and was also proud of the fact that he scored two hole in one's during his golfing career. He enjoyed playing cribbage on Friday afternoons at the Log Cabin(now The Buss Stop) Jake also loved hunting fishing, building many different things and doing remodeling projects around his home. He will be remembered for his quick wit and his many jokes.

On September 3, 1999, Ralph married April (Lorenz) Jacob at Lake of the Clouds in Michigan. .

Ralph is survived by his wife, April; his children, Shane (Wendy) Jacob, Greg Jacob, Michael (Carrie) Hammer and Brett (Darcie) Hammer; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Claypool and Jean Willer; five sisters-in-law, Barb McCrory, Judy VanDyke, Sally(Merle)Alix, Julie Holcomb and Linda Lorenz; a brother-in-law, Ed Whitman; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Fred McCrory; two sisters, Shirley Whitman and Beverly(Jack)Peterson; and a brother-in-law, Blaine Claypool

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Weymont Run Country Club, N1061 County Rd. U, Weyauwega, where family and friends can gather and share their stories about Jake. Military honors will immediately follow the gathering. In lieu of flowers, Jake's family is asking that you make a donation to your favorite charity.








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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 6 to Sep. 20, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
We met Ralph many years ago and shared a few drinks, stories and laughs.....he was someone wonderful to spend time with. RIP Ralph! Ken and Jean Fink
Ken and Jean Fink
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September 11, 2020
April and Family So very sorry About Ralph’s unexpected passing. You are in our prayers. Love ❤ from the Galeazzi’s
Jodi Galeazzi
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September 10, 2020
April I am so sorry to hear about Jake. You are in my prayers. Love and hugs Betty and Dennis Ulman
Betty Ulman
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August 11, 2020
So sorry to hear. Jake has been one of my email buddies for years, always looked forward to his many jokes. Hugs to April and the family.
Judy Knaus
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August 10, 2020
We are so sorry April.
tiff, eric and greg tuchscherer
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August 9, 2020
So sorry to read of Jake's unexpected passing! I worked with him many years ago at Earl Litho Printing Co. We also enjoyed fishing and having some beers together! Tom Latimer
tom latimer
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August 7, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. God' s healing and blessings be with April and the family. Jake will be missed.
Dennis & Kay Fuerst
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August 6, 2020
Lowell & Bobbi Reepsdorf
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August 6, 2020
So sorry . My condolences.
Dennis Reetz
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