He was born September 3, 1927 in the Town of Lanark, Portage Co., the son of the late Andrew and Regina (Wysocki) Jacowski. He attended Pickerel Lake grade school, Wausaukee High School, and graduated from Almond High School. Like many young men, during his era, Andy went to Milwaukee seeking work, while in Milwaukee he worked for Allis-Chalmers, Nash-Kelvinator and Standard Cab Co. Andy was a WWII Veteran serving his country in the United Sates Navy. On January 14, 1956, Andy married Audrey H. Mack at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point. He worked the family farm until 1962 when he became a Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for 34 years. Andy was also owner/broker of Big Hills Realty. He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.
Andy enjoyed remaining active in his sons farming operation, vegetable gardening, playing cards, and spending time conversing with his family and friends, especially the St. Maximilian Kolbe Breakfast Club. Andy had a deep love for playing and watching baseball, he played for many local teams, the Navy baseball team and the White Sox organization. Andy also coached the Lanark baseball team along with local little league teams. Andy enjoyed being an active member of the community with his participation in the Almond Rod and Gun Club, American Legion Post 339, Portage County Citizen’s Groundwater Advisory Committee, and the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Andy is survived by his children, Lonny (Linda) Jacowski of Plover and their children, Melissa (Joachim) Mangen and Jon (Stacy) Jacowski and their daughter, Brooke; Marla (Ed) Cowden of Westport, CT and their sons, Peter and Ned; Laureen (Dennis) Wied of Milwaukee and their daughter, Rachel (Erik) Wiedeman; Barry (Kathy) Jacowski of Almond and their daughter, Nicole; Todd (Jeanne) Jacowski of Stevens Point and their son, Benjamin Klein and his children, Elijah Glodowski and Xanis Klein; Andrew J. Jacowski of Waupaca and Matthew (Kim) Jacowski of Plover and their children, Gracelyn, Ty and Remmy; and Junior’s “skinny” dog Spankers. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Andy was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; parents, Andrew and Regina; brothers, Steve and Jim; infant daughter, Rachelle; and two grandchildren Bobby and Amy.
The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, November 29 at 10:30 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Town of Buena Vista with Father Ted Lewandowski, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 3 PM to 7 PM at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst with a General Rosary at 7 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at the church. Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst is assisting the family with arrangements.