Julie Ann Jacobson of Green Bay died July 26, 2022. Julie was a beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend and godmother, and she was a dedicated volunteer.
She was born on June 30, 1961, to Kenneth and Helen (Reich) Jacobson and grew up on a farm near Lake Geneva, Wis. She graduated from Badger High School in 1979 and received an associate degree from Gateway Technical College in Kenosha. She later moved to the Twin Cities and then to Green Bay, where she worked for American Foods Group as an accounting clerk for more than 20 years. She retired shortly after receiving her cancer diagnosis in 2020. Julie bore her declining health with inspiring patience and grace, and she always stayed positive.
She volunteered for many years at St. John’s Homeless Shelter and Altrusa House and made many friends along the way. She was also active in her parish, St. Matthew Catholic Church, serving on the Justice & Human Concerns Committee and participating in many activities and events. This past school year, she took special joy in volunteering as a tutor at Baird Elementary School, where she listened to children from Michele Rinn’s kindergarten class as they practiced reading aloud.
Julie loved to travel, visiting Hawaii twice and, in fall of 2021, fulfilling a dream to visit Alaska. She made numerous visits to Door County, sometimes for the day with friends from Green Bay and also with her family, including her sister’s dog, Riley, for longer stays. In addition, she made countless trips from Green Bay to visit her family and help her parents, first on their farm and later in the Milwaukee area.
She is survived by two sisters, Marybeth Jacobson (Ted Strupp) and Patti Jacobson, a niece and nephew, Elise and Stephen Strupp, and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew St., Green Bay. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be private.
Memorials to St. John’s Homeless Shelter (checks to St. John’s Ministries, P.O. Box 1743, Green Bay, WI 54305) or the charity of your choice.