Father Allen Francis Jakubowski, at the age of 68 and a priest for 42 years, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Dorchester, Wisconsin.
Allen Jakubowski was born on November 22, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, to Aloisius and Matilda (Kozyra) Jakubowski. He attended St. Adalbert Elementary School and Holy Trinity High School in Chicago, Holy Cross Seminary in La Crosse and St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee. Father Jakubowski was ordained on May 25, 1975 at St. Olaf Church in Eau Claire by Bishop Frederick W. Freking.
Father Jakubowski’s first assignment was as Associate Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Chippewa Falls on June 16, 1975. In 1980 he was appointed Associate Pastor at St. Patrick Parish and Chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital in Sparta. From 1985 to 1993 he served as Chaplain at St. Francis Medical Center in La Crosse. During this time he was also appointed as Parochial Administrator of Roncalli Newman Parish in La Crosse from September of 1991 to August of 1992. On December 15, 1993, Father Jakubowski was appointed as Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish in Wausau. In March of 1995 he was appointed as Parochial Administrator of Holy Rosary Parish in Owen and in August of 1995 he was appointed Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Owen and St. Bernard Parish in Abbotsford. On July 2, 2002, Father Jakubowski was appointed Pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Stevens Point. In 2009 he was appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Mary’s Assumption Parish in Durand, Holy Rosary Parish in Lima and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Mondovi; and in 2011 he was appointed Pastor of these three parishes. On July 2, 2013, he was appointed Pastor of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Parish in Thorp and Holy Rosary Parish in Owen, where he served until he was granted the status of senior priest on November 1, 2014.
Father Jakubowski is survived by his mother, Mathilda, and siblings, Brian (Linda), Anina, Carl (Joanne), Donna (Andre Skula), Eric, Jeanne (Greg) Murphy, Marybeth (John) Sharp.
He was preceded in death by his father, Aloisus and a sister-in-law, Joni.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Stevens Point on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Bishop William Patrick Callahan will be the main celebrant. Father Tim Oudenhoven will be the homilist. Burial will be in Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, Illinois.
Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Church in Stevens Point, on Thursday, May 11, 4:30-8:00 pm with the Vigil Service at 7:30 pm.
The Diocese of La Crosse and the family are being assisted by Shuda Funeral Home.