Lance Corporal Jacob Alexander Meinert USMC was killed in action January 10, 2010 in Bastion, Afghanistan. He was born June 24, 1989 in Racine, WI. He attended Red Apple Elementary School and Jerstad Agerholm Middle School in Racine before moving to Fort Atkinson. Jacob graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 2007. He entered the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot in San Diego, California graduating with platoon 2167. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Jacob completed one tour of duty in Iraq and was currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His hobbies included fishing, sailing, and a variety of musical outlets. He enjoyed the time spent with his friends. Survivors include: Mother: Krista �Michael� Edquist of Fort Atkinson He leaves at home a Sister: Randi Meinert, Step Brother:Mitchell Edquist, Brother: Larson Edquist, and the family dog Bosco. Father: Brian Warzala Maternal Grandparents: Richard �Donna� Meinert Paternal Grandfather: Robert Warzala Paternal Grandmother: Darlene Warzala 3 Aunts: Michele �David� Breheim Sheryl �Bob� Petersen Pam �Nathan Schulz� Warzala Uncle: Ben Warzala all of Racine He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1660 Endl Blvd, Fort Atkinson, WI with full Military Honors. Family and friends may pay their respects at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jacob Meinert Jazz Band Memorial % Edward Jones Investments, 101 S. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.