Charlotte Jacobson passed away peacefully into the glory of heaven on Dec. 1, 2020, while residing at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River, Wis.

She will be overwhelmingly missed by a large circle of family and friends who have been abundantly blessed to have known this extraordinary lady.

She was a mother who sought only the best for her six children, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. All were touched by the beautiful life she lived and the wisdom she shared over many years.

Her wonderful life journey began on Feb. 3, 1931, in Rhinelander, Wis.

Parents Bill and Lucille Moore would raise a shy, tall and beautiful young lady who would move on to fulfill a dream of becoming a nurse, graduating from St. Elizabeth Hospital /Loyola University Chicago in 1952.  

As fate would have it, she would meet a handsome young doctor by the name of Lewis Jacobson, meeting in Chicago, Ill., and later working together in Washington, D.C. Shortly after uniting in marriage they would return to her northern homeland, settling in Eagle River in 1955.

Their beloved home on Yellow Birch Lake became their castle and Mom would become the queen of hospitality — creating a most favorable place for countless year-round recreational activities, classic holiday celebrations, reunions, and summer vacations, but most importantly, cultivating a loving home environment where a growing family benefited from the many roles she played. 

Her work in medical facilities was short-lived but her nursing skills were continually applied to a large family, providing remedies for illnesses, bandaging cuts and scrapes, and taking on the unofficial role of managing our dad’s seemingly unending calls to our house for medical attention. 

 She often filled the roles of costume maker, event planner, social director, tailgate party expert, tutor, chef and chauffer. She was the very definition of a “Hockey Mom,” but a “Hockey Mom” for all our sports and activities. She was indeed a Super Fan. 

Through the 1960s and ’70s, she loved inviting friends to spend summer afternoons sitting out on the lakeside lawn while their children joined us in swimming, skiing and waiting for the lemonade and cookies to be served up.

During these same years, on most winter weekends, Mom would let us invite friends over to enjoy the rink on the lake. There were two sheets of Ice — figure skaters on one side of the dock, hockey on the other.  (It was safer that way).  Oh, and Mom serving hot chocolate and cookies rink side!  It was always a hub of activity, Just the way she liked it!  

When Dad implemented his version of  “Field of Dreams” by plowing over the backyard baseball field and putting up a tennis court, Mom quickly took to the game.  She loved tennis, but especially loved hosting her summer resident friends who frequented the court with great delight. 

She and Dad loved to travel and in a span of 30 years they had basically cruised around the world.  

Mom loved her annual March trip to Sand Key Beach near Clearwater, Fla.  Hanging out on the balcony of a high rise condo with a book, a beverage, and a Buffett song was a slice of paradise for her.

Mom was a night owl, always up late and often sitting in the kitchen dining room either reading a book or enjoying the late night talk shows.  It was here that many of us had our best and most meaningful conversations with her.

Kids, spouses, grandchildren, anyone who might find their way into the kitchen during those late hours could get quality one- on-one time, uninterrupted by the usual flurry of activity.  It was a cherished place and time where we were blessed to receive her support, advice and wisdom.  To us, each of these moments are treasured possessions to be held dearly for a lifetime.

Our Mom, Charlotte Jacobson, was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Lewis Jacobson; beloved grandson, Dylan Kaminski (Ann); beloved son-in-law, Tony Drazewski (Ruth).

Survived by six children, Bob Jacobson (Lola – Adam, Alyssa); Mary Hirn (Mike – Raymond and wife Kim, Randy and wife, Sarah, and great-grandchildren, Emma and Abby; Robert); Ann Jacobson (son, Alex Kaminski); Alex Jacobson (Virginia – Alex Jr., Denae, stepdaughter – Emily); Ruth Drazewski (sons – Austin, Charlie, Henry); Susie Visconti ( Troy Wise ­– Michael, Ele, Gabriel, and Andrew).

A private service for family will be scheduled at a later date yet to be determined.

PAID OBITUARY