Kathy Joan (née Hood) Jacowski, 65

Kathy Joan (née Hood) Jacowski, 65, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 21 after a long, brave battle with cancer.

Kathy was born on Aug. 25, 1958, in Marquette, Mich., to Ralph and Joan (née Bell) Hood. She graduated from Waupaca High School in 1976 and married Barry Jacowski on April 8, 1989, in Waupaca. Together they raised their daughter, Nicole. Kathy worked as a customer service manager at Kraft Heinz for 30 years.

Kathy loved caring for her grandchildren, Carli and Bryce, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and towels, playing the lottery, cooking, baking, and snuggling with her dogs, Mickey and Rusty.

She is survived by her husband, Barry Jacowski of Almond; her daughter, Nicole (Brad) Abrahamson of Waupaca; her grandchildren, Carli and Bryce Abrahamson of Waupaca; her brothers, David (Carie) Hood of Oshkosh, Jerry Hood of Waupaca, and Jon Hood of Waupaca. She is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, as well as her best friends, Kim Olson of Scandinavia and Colleen Delong of Marquette.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Andrew and Audrey Jacowski; her nephew, Bobby Jacowski; and her niece, Amy Jacowski.

A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Maple Crest Funeral Home, N2620 Hwy. 22 in Waupaca. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.