George F. Jacobs, Jr., age 88, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin after a brief illness.
He was born April 23, 1934, in Madison, Wisconsin, to George F. and Kathryn (nee Walsh) Jacobs. He graduated from Edgewood High School, class of 1952. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. He joined the U. S. Navy in August of 1956. While stationed in San Francisco, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Following his discharge, he returned to the University of Wisconsin where he received his Law degree in 1962. George practiced Estate Planning and Real Estate Law in Madison and Mineral Point. He also practiced law with Judge Bill Dyke and John Held. He worked at Preferred Title for many years, retiring only recently.
George was a member of the Madison City Council from the mid-sixties to 1969. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society where he served on the Board, as well. Other interests included a past membership in the Madison Curling Club, membership in the Knights of Columbus and he was a Charter member of the Skilaufers Ski Club.
George was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many seasons in his beloved Northwoods, Eagle River, WI. Often, summers of his early years were spent with relatives in Eagle River, where he eventually owned a place on the famous Eagle River Chain of Lakes. He spent as much time as he could in his later years there, retelling stories with relatives and friends from years gone by. He cherished the time he could spend instilling his love for the Northwoods in nieces and nephews, who have come to appreciate the area as much as he did.
Known for his handlebar mustache and his quick wit, George was known to tell a dirty limerick (or two) that would make a sailor blush.
George was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Judith Jacobs and Mary Jean (Jacobs) Lamberty and infant brother Fred Jacobs.
He is survived by three nephews, Todd "Otis" (Christine) Lamberty of Fitchburg, Mike Lamberty of Stoughton, Craig Lamberty of Janesville; two nieces, Jennie (Myles) Gagner of Oregon, Marnie (Joe) Cordio of McFarland; 12 grandnieces and nephews.
A warm hug and a big thank you to his cousins, the Caylor, Stien, Freymiller and McCaughn families, who were more like siblings to George, for always welcoming him into your home.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, at Informed Choice Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704.
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