Rev. Allen Jakubowski
Rev. Allen Francis Jakubowski, 68, a priest for 42 years, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Dorchester, Wis.
Allen Jakubowski was born Nov. 22, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., 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. Rev. Jakubowski was ordained May 25, 1975, at St. Olaf Church in Eau Claire by Bishop Frederick W. Freking.
Rev. Jakubowski’s first assignment was as Associate Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Chippewa Falls 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 1991 to August 1992.
On Dec. 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. In 2011, he was appointed pastor of the aforementioned three parishes.
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 Nov. 1.
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.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Stevens Point Friday, May 12. Bishop William Patrick Callahan was the main celebrant. Rev. Tim Oudenhoven was the homilist. Burial was held in Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, Ill.
The Diocese of La Crosse and the family are being assisted by Shuda Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com.