FARNHAMVILLE - Dennis C. Jacobson, 88, of Farnham-ville, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Gowrie Care Center.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at First United Church in Farnhamville with Rev. Dr. James Chesnutt officiating. Burial will be in Reading Township Cemetery, Farnhamville with Military Honors presented by American Legion Post #510. A visitation will be Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Palmer Funeral Home in Gowrie.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delores; sons, Donald (Ann) Jacobson of Yukon, OK; Alan (Sue) Jacobson of Farnhamville; Lyndon (Barbara) Jacobson of Minden, NV; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothea Bruzek of Milford, MI.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Ingvold and Mable (Donhough) Jacobson; infant brother, Dale Jacobson; sister, Helen Johnson; brother-in-law, Bill Bruzek; and sister-in-law, Margaret Staloch.
Dennis C. Jacobson was born February 21, 1926 in Rake, IA. He attended and graduated from Rake High School in May of 1944. Following graduation, Dennis enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country in the Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge on June 7, 1946. After working a year, he attended State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. studying electrical engineering. On June 27, 1954, Dennis was united in marriage to Delores Gray at the Methodist Church in Wells, MN. The couple established their home in Rake, IA, and Dennis operated an electric and T.V. business for several years. During the fall of 1960, the family moved to Farnhamville where Dennis worked for the town, being in charge of the electrical and water distribution. Dennis worked for the City of Farnhamville for 28 years, and he retired in 1988. He also founded and operated Jacobson Electric until turning it over to his son, Alan, in 1993. Dennis was a member of First United Church, American Legion Post #510, United States LST Association, Minnesota LST Association, and was a 24 year past member of the Farnhamville Fire Department.
Dennis enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, gardening, and spending his winters in Arizona. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage and enjoyed a trip to Norway after retirement.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.