(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam community is mourning the loss of a longtime and well-respected business leader. Edward Jacobs, who passed away on March 8, served as president and CEO of the American National Bank in Beaver Dam for over 30 years before retiring last year. Current Bank President John Oathout says Jacobs was well-renowned at the bank and had a passion for his customers and employees. Oathout says Jacobs was recognized by the Wisconsin Bankers Association with a 30-year Lifetime Service Award. The Beaver Dam-native served as a board member of both Old Hickory Golf Club and Nancy’s Notions. He was also a member of the Beaver Dam HOG Chapter and the Tombstone Snowmobile Club in Pickerel. Oathout says Jacobs was always fun to be around and enjoyed be a grandfather to his two-year-old grandson. There will be a memorial gathering for Jacobs Friday from 4pm to 7pm. On Saturday, a memorial gathering will be held at Saint Katharine Drexel Church from 10am to 10:50am with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am.