Welcome to the memorial page for

Katherine "Katie" Ann Jacobson

July 23, 1992 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 25)

Katie Jacobson, 25, of Chicago, originally of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly of an epileptic seizure while getting ready for work on Friday, August 11th. Beloved daughter of James 'Jake' Jacobson and the late Laura Ladish Jacobson.  Devoted sister of John Jacobson (Mackenzie Jacobson) and Brian Jacobson. Wonderful granddaughter of Lois G. Ladish and the late John H. Ladish, and James J. Jacobson Sr. and the late Anna Jacobson. Beloved niece of Bill and Sally Ladish, Margaret Ladish Exner and Charles Exner, Mary Ladish Selander and Larry Selander, and Bob Jacobson. Dedicated and beloved cousin to Matt Ladish, Lisa Ladish Gahn (Tony Gahn) and daughter Caroline, Tom Exner (fiancée Allison Shipston), Dan Exner (fiancée Elaine Streng), and Abby Exner Spittler (Mike Spittler).

One of her most cherished roles in life was being godmother to Caroline Gahn whom she had the immense pleasure of visiting the night before she passed away.

Katie was a shining star--a focused beam of glowing light, love, and life to so many. Her legions of friends were as dedicated to her as she was to them. Her personality was immense and her magnetism unequalled. She was a force of nature and her absence leaves a huge vacuum that will never be filled.


She devoted a substantial part of her life to sports. She was a goalie on DSHA's state championship soccer team, a captain of her high school hockey team, and a skier and basketball player. Many of Katie's lifelong friends are former teammates.

Graduate of Marquette University, she loved her job at JPMorgan Chase as Event Management Specialist, and greeted every client with the utmost of professionalism. She exuded the "Ladish Way" that the customer is always first and foremost. Her business colleagues adored her.

Visitation with Katie's family will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, August 20th from 12 to 4 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 21st, 10 AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Brookfield (1755 N. Calhoun Rd.)

 In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marquette University – Katie Jacobson Scholarship Fund, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Katie Jacobson Scholarship Fund at Marquette University

 Service Information

August 20, 2017

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Becker Ritter Funeral Home - Tower Chapel
14075 W. North Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53005

Funeral Mass
August 21, 2017

10:00 AM
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
1755 N. Calhoun Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

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