Charles “Charlie” J. Jakups

Dec 08, 1922 - Jul 31, 2021

age 98, Pembine, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Charlie is now peacefully united with his Savior Jesus Christ and the love of his life Pauline. He was born in Chicago on December 8, 1922 to the late Charles and Mary (Stumbris) Jakups. Charlie always felt blessed to be born on the date of the Immaculate Conception and believed the Blessed Virgin Mary watched over him throughout his life. Charlie served in the U.S. Army during WWII and landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. He also fought during the liberation of France and Belgium. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Charlie returned to Pembine and married the former Pauline Newling on July 22, 1946 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Pembine. Charlie and Pauline were married for 73 years prior to her passing in 2019. They owned and operated the Port Supper Club in Pembine for 43 years.  Charlie also co-owned and operated Jakups Oil Company in Wausaukee until his retirement in 1996. Charlie served as the Town Chairman and Town Supervisor for Pembine for many years and as a member of the Marinette County Board of Supervisors. He was very instrumental in developing the Lindquist Lake Town Park and beach area. He was also active as a member of the Marinette Elks Club and the Marinette County Tavern League.

Charlie is survived by his children: Steve (Nancy) Jakups, Christine (David) Vought, and David (Therese) Jakups; grandchildren Mark (Connie), Melanie, Clint, Tyler (Samantha), Kyle, and Mathew; great grandchildren Gunner, Lyla, Alyssa, Hailey, Alexandria, Samantha, Elizabeth, Luke, Ariel, Emily, and Gavin. He is further survived by his sister Gerri LaCount. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline; grandchildren Treve and Megan; and brothers Jimmy, Donny, and Edward.

Friends and family may visit after 11:00 AM Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Pembine. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM with Fr. Quinn Mann officiating. Burial will be in the Pembine Cemetery following the Mass, with full military honors provided by Pembine American Legion Post #461.

Special thanks to the excellent care provided to Charlie by the staff of Reflections in Green Bay.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family.

Funeral Mass

Friday Aug 6, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church [map]


Friday Aug 6, 2021, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church [map]

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Guestbook Entries

Pat Jakups Lidwin

God has blessed you, Uncle Charlie! We remember so many wonderful things about you. As a kid who lived next door, we didn't need a clubhouse. Uncle let us play in the cellar off the basement of the Port. We'd slide down the window shoot and pretend we had our own castle or dungeon. What fun! And ANYTIME we wanted, he let us knock on the backdoor of the kitchen and order french fries, hash browns, of ONION RINGS (best in the world)!!! And he shared his Mother's famous chicken recipe with me. Grama's Best we call it at my house. And he always listened to our silly jokes.

Karen Krishen Ragone

I have very fond memories of Charlie and Pauline, who were wonderful people. My deepest sympathy for the family in your loss. May his memory be eternal.

Pat Jakups Lidwin

Uncle Charlie is remembered in so many wonderful ways! He didn't have to say many words because he showed his caring by participating in family and community events. He was a giver of his heart and his time - for those he loved - and for all others in need. He served, he worked, he played, and was there whenever we needed him. God Bless You Uncle!

Barbara Seidel

Charlie was always such a sweet and pleasant man. We had lots of pleasant memories of out time at the Port in our younger days. My sympathies to his family.

Maryanne (Bekkela)Wiley

My deepest sympathies. Both your parents were wonderful to me. They will be greatly missed. Love and hugs.