Clarence "Ray" Jacobson

May 21, 1937 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 84)


COLUMBUS—Clarence “Raymond” Jacobson, age 84, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021.  He was born on May 21, 1937 in Madison to Clarence and Ruth (Javnaker) Jacobson.

Ray loved God and family; he was very active at West Koshkonong Church in Stoughton and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie.  He enjoyed farming with his dad, mowing lawns, and playing baseball darts.  He took long bike rides.  He played bingo and crafted whenever he could at Columbus Health and Rehab.  Ray was a fan of polkas and country music.  He loved tractor pulls and NASCAR.  Ray never turned down a chance to watch his favorite show “Gunsmoke”.  One of his fondest memories was a hot air balloon ride he took with his sister.

Ray is survived by his siblings Bob (Pat) Jacobson and Bonnie (Mike Maerz) Michaelis; niece Karrie (Derek); nephews Doug (Kim), Greg (Connie), Dan, and Jeff (Sarah), and Keith (Donna); and many great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Keith, and his nephew Jeffrey. He will be dearly missed by his furry companions Sarah and Beanner. 

Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Cress Funeral Home, 5801 Hwy 51, McFarland, WI 53558 with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM.  Register at the following link to view the service which will be available after 1:00 pm on Monday, July 26.

Private graveside service will follow at Upper McFarland Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Columbus Health and Rehab for all their care and love for Ray during his stay.   Many thanks also to Prairie Ridge Hospital, Dr. Sam Poser, Dr. Rolf Poser, Dr. Robb Whinney, and the ICU staff at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Columbus.

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July 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cress Funeral Home - McFarland
5801 Hwy 51
McFarland, WI 53558

Memorial Service
July 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
5801 Highway 51
McFarland, WI 53558

Please note
Graveside service will be private.
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