About Our History
Jacobs Funeral Homes, Inc. was founded by Perry Jacobs in November of 1988.
Today, we have four locations to help serve the families in our area better. We are fully-licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin.
About Perry Jacobs & Denise Jacobs
Perry Jacobs was born and raised in Iron Mountain and started working in the funeral business at age 14 and continued through high school. It was during that time that he discovered that he wanted to become a funeral director. Perry graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1985.
While growing up Perry was very involved in sports. He started ski jumping at the age of 2 1/2 years old. At the age of 15 he was the Jr. National Ski Jumping Champion. In addition to ski jumping Perry's loves were baseball and football. He played: Little League, Babe Ruth, Legion and for the Felch Rangers in the adult Wishigan League. In football he was a kicker, guard and linebacker. He was named U.P. Kicker of the year for 2 years. After high school he went to Northern Michigan University where he studied Pre-Mortuary Science and played Div. II Football. In 1987 Perry graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Mortuary Science.
It was Perry's life-long dream to become a Funeral Director. His mission is to help families who are going through a most difficult time take a few steps back toward a normal lifestyle, with compassion and integrity--the way he would want someone to treat his loved ones.
Perry has always been very passionate about everything he does. When he sets out to do something he works his very hardest to do the absolute best job possible.
Over the years, Perry has been involved in many community organizations, he's a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church where he severed on the Fully-Alive in '95 Council, he has been especially active in supporting all the local veteran's organizations. He has also enjoyed coaching little league and youth football.
Perry is married to the former Denise Berutti. Denise too, was born and raised in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1984. They've been married for 15 years. Denise holds a degree in Business from Northern Michigan University. She is the Office Administrator at the Funeral Home. Denise is a member of St. Mary Orthodox Church, she is on the Board of Directors for Memorial Hospice where she is currently serving as President, she's a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Over the years she has been active in several organizations and businesses. She was named a Business and Professional Women's Young Careerist. She has been active in the local schools and over the years has had a passion for donating books to local children/teachers/schools. She is the founder of the Buddy Check 4 Life Program--a community outreach initiative for Breast Cancer awareness--where she is supplying women with self-breast-exam test kits. While over the years she has worn many hats, the role she finds most enjoyable is being the mother of their two active sons, Zach and Nick.