John Mark Jakubowski, 85, of Waukesha, WI, passed away January 15th, 2023, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 18, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Agnes and John Jakubowski. He married Diane Marie Miller on August 13, 1960. John and Diane have two children: Susan (Gary) Butke, Robert (Barbara) Jakubowski; seven grandchildren: Keith (Kendra), Jason (deceased), Corey, Jamie, Alex (Maggie), Zachary, Austin (Erica); and eight great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents Agnes and John Jakubowski; two brothers: Jim and Phillip Jakubowski. He is survived by his sister, Delores Wick.
John graduated from Menomonee Falls High School where he joined the Army Reserve. He completed basic training and served eight years as a Reservist.
He worked for C & R Builders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Carpenter, Crew Head, and Founder of the Madison Branch. Then he took a job as an Expeditor at Metro Construction in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His third and final job was Dittmar Reality in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He started as an Expeditor and worked his way up to Vice-President. He retired at age 70, in 2007.
In his younger years, John built and raced stock cars at Slinger and Hales Corners Speedways. He enjoyed snowmobiling in Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His machine of choice was Arctic Cat.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at Cesarz, Charapata, & Zinnecker Funeral Home (237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be private for family.