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James Andrew Jacobsen
Age 39 years. Coach Jim called the final play in his drive against cancer on December 23, 2017. He was at peace, holding his mother’s hand. Preceded in death by his father Gary Jacobsen. Caring son of Larry and Mary Pat “Patty” Compton. Loving brother and friend of Michael (DeAnne) Jacobsen, Stephanie Compton and Adam (Allison) Compton. Further survived by nieces, nephew, other relatives, and friends.
Jim was a beloved teacher and coach for 21 years, at Brookfield East and Sussex Hamilton high schools. In 2016, Jim helped coach the Brookfield East Spartans to their historic win of the Wisconsin State Football Championship – Division 2. His family and friends were there to support the team’s run. It was the first state football championship in the school’s history.
As a lasting symbol to honor his life’s passion for coaching, his peers at the WFCA (Wisconsin Football Coaches Association) named Jim the Assistant Coach of the Year for 2017.
As he dealt with cancer treatment including clinical trials, Jim said, “I had my miracle last fall. We won state.”
Special thanks to Stuart Wong MD, Susan Tsai MD and their teams at Froedtert Memorial Hospital for their professionalism, superior clinical skill, technical expertise and compassionate guidance. Appreciation extended to the Horizon Hospice team. Deepest gratitude to students, colleagues and coworkers at Brookfield East and Sussex Hamilton as well as special friends from Carroll University for their enduring and supportive friendship and comforting presence.
In lieu of flowers, donations to James A. Jacobsen Memorial Fund c/o National Exchange Bank & Trust W239 N1700 Busse Road Waukesha, WI 53188-1160.
Celebration of Life at Brookfield East High School Field House, 3305 Lilly Road, Brookfield, WI 53005 at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – reception to follow.
Family will receive friends at Old Saint Mary Church, 844 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.Private Interment Highland Memorial Park.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PARKING IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT. Parking options: metered street parking or parking structure parking (on Broadway just north of Wells Street and on Wells between Water and Broadway) YOU MUST PAY FOR PARKING.