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12-04-2005, 11:11 AM
Dave Jacoby's Son Shane, Passes Away


I am extremely saddened to report that Shane Jacoby son of Dave and Peg Jacoby passed away last week. I do not have all the details as of yet but when I do either Mike Howerton or I will report them.

I do not suggest contacting the family at this point, it is a devastating blow to them and they are not taking it well.

Please keep them in your prayers, they are some of the nicest people you would want to deal with and have as friends.

My heart and love goes out to Dave and his family, please remember them all in your prayers, they are good people.


12-04-2005, 08:00 PM
I've delt with them a few times, wonderful people, my prayers go out to them!!!!

12-04-2005, 08:31 PM
I read the story on A-Z. The circumstances are just a tragedy, hard to understand. It must be enormously difficult for the family.


12-05-2005, 03:40 AM
Give them my sincerest condolences /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

12-05-2005, 08:41 AM
Our prayers go out to their families.


Fran Crimi
12-05-2005, 09:01 AM
Sincerest condolences to his family for such a terrible tragedy.


12-05-2005, 09:35 AM
Having only spoken to Dave via phone has been my only contact but he was a extremely nice and personable gentleman ! I lost my youngest daughter 4 years ago so I can truly understand their pain! A parent should never under any circumstances have to bury a child! I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to the Jacoby family

12-05-2005, 07:04 PM
Here is the unfortunate information regarding his passing.

This is information from The WI Daily Tribune


Sat, Dec 3, 2005

Shooting victim appeared troubled by neighbor

By Matt Ollwerther
For the Daily Tribune
TOWN OF DEWHURST - A man killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers Tuesday seemed upset in recent months over a land dispute with a neighbor, according to bartender at a tavern outside Hatfield that he frequented.
Shane R. Jacoby, 36, whom friends called Opie after a character on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Tuesday in the town of Dewhurst in southern Clark County.

Donna Shields, an employee of The Mug tavern north of Hatfield, last saw Jacoby in September.

"He seemed a little off. He didn't seem his normal self, and I blame that on his running dispute with ... Steve Morey," said Shields of rural Neillsville.

Morey, who owned property next to Jacoby's, could not be reached for comment Friday.

Jacoby spent time at his cabin on Riviera Avenue north of Hatfield during the summer and hunting seasons, as well as many weekends, she said.
Jacoby was a good marksman who knew his weapons, Shields said. If Jacoby had wanted to hurt someone during the armed confrontation, she believes he would have.

It's unclear what prompted the incident, officials said.

But Jacoby was upset because his family had owned land for many years, and he didn't want to see an increase in traffic in the area caused by his neighbor Morey's development, Shields said.

"He was very upset about it, and they had several confrontations about it. He was not pleased with Mr. Morey," she said.

Morey, an employee of Five Star Telecom Inc., bought The Riviera Supper Club and has transformed it, as well as the surrounding land, into the Lake Arbutus Sports Bar, she said.

The land houses a camping area for large recreational vehicles, Shields said.

"They call it 'Little Chicago' now because it's all concrete," she said.

The ongoing dispute had lasted more than three years, she said, and Jacoby had placed signs in front of his cabin with messages like "Morey, go home."
Jacoby had no criminal record and served in the U.S. Army for one year during Operation Desert Storm.

According to Clark County Sheriff Louis Rosandich, the incident began when a driver slowed after seeing Jacoby standing in the middle of the Riviera Avenue. He asked if Jacoby needed help. There was a confrontation. The driver saw that Jacoby had a handgun and called 911 at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday.
Two Clark County deputies first made contact with Jacoby, repeatedly trying to talk Jacoby down as he waved the gun. Eventually, Jacoby led authorities on a chase into the woods, firing a .357 caliber handgun several times in their direction as they called for backup.

Jacoby tried to get into an unoccupied home but couldn't.

Then he came toward the deputies, ignoring their commands.

The final shots were fired on Pine Place, just west of the intersection with Osprey Lane. Jacoby died at the scene. The state Division of Criminal Investigation is spearheading the investigation.

Funeral services for Jacoby were to take place today. To view a video tribute of his life, visit http:higginsfuneralhome.net.

Fri, Dec 2, 2005

Shane R. Jacoby

Shane R. Jacoby, 36, of N965 Riveria Ave., Hatfield, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2005, in the Clark County town of Dewhurst.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids.

Shane was born Oct. 20, 1969, in Wisconsin Rapids, to David and Peggy (Kruger) Jacoby. He graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in engineering. He worked in the manufacturing industry as an engineer.

He served in the U.S. Army, during Operation Desert Storm for one year, with the 24th Infantry Division as a tank retriever.

His favorite activities included hunting and fishing in the Hatfield area, and also playing pool.

Survivors include his parents, David and Peggy (Kruger) Jacoby of Wisconsin Rapids; one brother, Brandon (Sharon) and their daughter, Maggie, of Wisconsin Rapids; paternal grandparents, Franklin and Virginia Jacoby of Wisconsin Rapids; maternal great-grandfather, George Bemke, town of Rome; and a good friend, Joe Mulvaney.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Stella Kruger; and maternal great-grandmother, Irene Bemke.

Friends may call at Higgins Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

A video tribute can be seen at http:higginsfuneralhome.net.

Scott Lee
12-08-2005, 03:48 AM
Bob...What a sad story! My heart goes out to the family. Dave Jacoby is a fine cuemaker, and a great guy too! I only met Shane a time or two, but he seemed like a nice young man. A shame to see a young life ended tragically like this.

Scott Lee