Regina Jacob, age 93, of Sheboygan, passed away on March 17, 2018 at her home.
She was born on May 20, 1924 in Szydlowiec, Poland to the late Gela and David Streijman. As a young teen-ager she was separated from her family and spent the subsequent war years in slave labor and concentration camps in Poland and Germany. She was the only surviving member of her extended family. She met and married her beloved husband, Mayer Jacob, in a displaced persons camp in Feldafing, Germany where her daughter was born. They came to the U.S. as refugees and settled in Sheboygan, WI.
Regina will be remembered for her strength, her fierceness and her love of life. She loved to dance and did so until well into her 90's. At age 90 she decided it was time to talk about her experiences during the Holocaust and visited many school classrooms and community groups. She was immensely gratified by their interest in her story. Regina was happiest when surrounded by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Jacob (Henry Steinberger) of Madison, WI, and her son, Max Jacob of Jerusalem, Israel, seven grandchildren and twenty- three great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mayer Jacob, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and extended family, who perished in the Holocaust.
Funeral services for Regina will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:00 am, at Ballhorn Chapels, 1201 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan. This will be followed by a luncheon at Beth El Synagogue, 1007 North Avenue, Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (https://donate.ushmm.org/T7m1POC2skC_SLe3iM0XKA2) are suggested.
The family would like to thank the staff at Embrace Care Management for their sensitive, person-centered support to Regina. Thank you to Louise Robson, her steadfast friend for many decades, who helped her in countless ways.
The family is grateful to the Beth El congregation who provided endless love and community to our mother through her last days.
Please visit ballhornchapels.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
1201 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081