Obituary: Esther Jacobs

Obituary: Esther Jacobs

The 93-year-old Wisconsin native who moved to Atlanta in 2002 died Feb. 13.

Esther Forman Jacobs, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 13, at the William Breman Jewish Home in Atlanta at age 93.

The daughter of immigrant parents, Sam and Libby Forman, she grew up on Ninth and Meinecke in the old Jewish neighborhood of Milwaukee, along with two siblings, Sol (z”l) and Faye. Esther graduated from North Division High School and Marquette University, where she was a member of the Jewish sorority. She spent two summers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and among her favorite places in the world was the outdoor patio at the Student Union there. During World War II she worked in an armaments factory.

She met her husband, Albert Jacobs, at a Jewish singles event in Chicago, and they married in the summer of 1951. They moved to Glendale, Wis., in the summer of 1961, and there they were longtime members of Congregation Beth Israel. She was also a member of ORT and Hadassah before moving to Atlanta in 2002.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Robert) Harris of Chicago, Susan (Jonathan) Schaer of Atlanta and Sharon (Isaac) Seluk of Rishon LeZion, Israel; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests that donations be sent to Weinstein Hospice, the William Breman Jewish Home and the National Stroke Foundation. Sign the online guestbook at Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Goodman Benson Funeral Home in Milwaukee. Interment was at Beth Hamedrash Hagodel Cemetery in Milwaukee. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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