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Robert J. Jakubowski

April 12, 1925 — April 27, 2022

Robert John Jakubowski Robert John Jakubowski, age 97, passed away on April 27, 2022.He was born on April 12, 1925 (Easter Sunday) in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Frank S. Jakubowski and Florence Neta Jakubowski. Robert attended St. Mary elementary and High School, graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1943, and then entered the U.S. Army.  He served as a rifleman in the 26th Infantry Division and was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, three battle stars, and the Purple Heart. Following the service, he received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Detroit, MI. In 1951 he was employed by Nesco, Corp. in Milwaukee and later in Granite City, IL as a product engineer. On June 6, 1953 he married Althea Schmitt of Townsend, WI. He returned to Oshkosh and was employed by Muza Metal Products for 24 years as Plant Manager. In 1980 he and his wife purchased Casey Manufacturing Corp. which they ran until 1991 when they retired.
He is survived by his wife Althea, and three children Dr. Robert G. (Dr. Laura Torres), Diane (Albert Francesco), and Thomas (Jennifer), six grandchildren, Dr. Robert A. and Caroline Jakubowski, Vincent and Peter Francesco, and Thomas J. and Casey Jakubowski.He is further survived by one brother, Frank (Joyce), one sister, Janet Jakubowski, and many relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Dorothy Jakubowski.
A special thank you to friends Rita and Randy Mueller, and supportive friends and neighbors.Robert loved fishing with his children and grandchildren, gardening, and wood carving. He was active at St. Mary Parish and later at Most Blessed Sacrament (MBS) Parish, serving on many committees, and most recently as a Lay Presider. He served in various offices for the Oshkosh Serra Club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the Knights of Columbus.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at MBS Parish, St. Mary’s worship site on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30AM with Mass starting at 11AM. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Most Blessed Sacrament parish or Lourdes Academy would be appreciated.

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Burial

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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