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Eugene H. Jacoby

April 3, 1936 July 15, 2010
Eugene H. Jacoby
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Eugene H. Jacoby, 74, resident of Greenfield, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010.He was born April 3, 1936, in Clayton, Wisconsin and grew up in Milltown, Wisconsin.  He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Jacoby; his grandparents, Ernest and Elsie Wenger who raised him; and stepfather, Arthur Dawson.                        Eugene was a graduate of Milltown High School, class of ‘54, and Dana College, Blair, Nebraska, class of ‘58.  He married Marlys Carlson, also a graduate of Milltown High School in 1957.                                            He was employed by S.S. Kresge, founding company of K-MART, owned a Gambles Store in Platteville, Wisconsin where he raised his children, and spent the remainder of his working years before retirement in the wholesale hardware business in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  In 1998 he and his wife retired in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, relocating to Greenfield, Indiana, in 2005.                                           Over the years he was active in the Lutheran Church, singing in the choir, serving as president of the church council, and youth leader.  He served many years as a Boy Scout Leader, coached Little League Baseball, and in his younger years played softball on city teams. He was an avid golfer and woodworker, and loved fishing.  He played trumpet in various city bands, most recently the Brandywine Wind Community Band in Greenfield, IN of which he was president.  He was a former member of the Lion’s and Optimist Clubs. He is survived by his wife, Marlys (Carlson) Jacoby of Greenfield, IN; his sons, Michael (Heidi) of Geneva, IL, Phillip of Fishers, IN; mother, Alice Dawson, of Greenfield, IN; and grandchildren Anna, James, Elyse, Courtney, Megan and Spencer.A "Celebration Service of Faith and Life" was held at St. James Lutheran Church in Greenfield, IN on July 24, 2010.   Friends and family are invited to attend a Graveside Service at the Milltown Cemetery at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, August 24, followed by a reception and visitation with the family at the Milltown Lutheran Church.Arrangements are being made by Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, WI.  Memorials may be sent to the Milltown Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 39, 113 Main Street, Milltown, WI, 54858.

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