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Diane P. Jacobson


WAUSAU, Wis. - Diane P. Jacobson, 81, Wausau, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wausau Manor after a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 20, 1935, in London, England, daughter of the late Walter Moore and Una May (Warren) Goodesmith. On March 16, 1957, she married Richard Jacobson in London. He survives.

Diane was a homemaker and assisted with bookkeeping at her husband's office. She was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed many hours visiting with her husband and the residents at Mountain Terrace. Diane was a story writer and her stories were published twice in the Wausau Daily Herald. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and was affectionately known by her grandchildren as "Grammy."

Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Jacobson, Wausau; children, Donna (Eric) Owens, Hubertus, Darla (Daniel) Gratton, Wausau, Guy (Jennifer) Jacobson, Lombard, Ill., and Sandra (Wayne) Collette, Mundelein, Ill.; grandchildren, Vanessa and Stephanie Gratton, both of Madison, Ashley (Tyler) Picchiottino, Ripon, Lea Owens, Des Moines, Iowa, Jaclyn Collette, Mundelein, and Jessica Collette, Alaska; great-grandson, Wesley Picchiottino, Ripon; brother, Nigel Goodesmith, England; sister, Susan Logan, England; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau. Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services, all at the Sixth Street funeral home.

The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the staffs at Mountain Terrace, Wausau Manor, Aspirus Palliative Care, and Dr. Derrick Siebert and staff at Radiology Associates for the kind, compassionate care given to Diane. Online condolences may be expressed at


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