Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Helen "Butch" Jacobs, age 77, of Coldwater, died on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Celina Manor.
She was born July 5, 1940 in Cincinnati to the late Norbert & Virginia (Carlin) Mescher. She married Donald Jacobs on June 20, 1959 and he died May 11, 1999.
She is survived by her children: Cathy & Don Knapke of Fort Recovery, Cindy & Sam Dues of Coldwater, and Chuck & Janine Jacobs of Maria Stein; siblings: Paula & Ned Hileman of Rockford; and in-laws: Sue Mescher of Burkettsville, and Ken & Marg Jacobs of St. Henry; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by siblings: Tom Mescher and Bill & Lois Mescher; and in-laws: Evelyn & June Haney, Art & Ruth Jacobs, Luella Jacobs, Helen & Wilbur Riegelsperger, Geraldine & Albert Theile, Lucille & Jack Meyer, and Florence & Norbert Paulus.
Butch was the founder of Operation Freedom Support and a member of the Coldwater Eagles and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was retired from Hemmelgarn & Sons in Philothea.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.