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Dale Douglas Jacobson 1922-1995


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/21/2013 at 14:57:44

Dale Jacobson
Estherville Services for Dale Jacobson, 73, of Estherville, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Interment was held at East Side Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91. He died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1995 at Holy Family Hospital.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

He was born April 20, 1922 at Kensal, N.D., the son of Edwin and Cora (Berleson) Jacobson. He graduated from Lakota, Ia. High School and received his Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa. He served in Europe and Asia with the Army Signal Corps during WW II. After his discharge he was a consulting engineer and designed dial telephone systems for companies in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.

On October 1, 1960 he married Gleva (Boysen) Hammer at Sioux Falls, S.D. They moved to Estherville where he formed Dale D. Jacobson Engineering; in 1970 he and Ken Westergard formed Jacobson-Westergard & Associates. Jacobson and Westergard developed a structured transition of the firm to Jim Blum, Bob Bendixen and Rick Hopper.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the council. He was a member of the VFW, past member of E.I.D.C., Board of Adjustment and the Airport Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Gleva of Estherville; sons: Douglas of Atlanta, Ga.; Richard of Tampa, Fla. and Tim of Sioux City; daughters: Sydney VerMeer, Spencer; Mrs. Robert (Susan) Highland of St. Paul, Minn. and Mrs. Tom (Jane) Gilbert of Sioux City; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers: Corwin Jacobson of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Halvor Jacobson of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters: Phylis Reed, Lohrville; Mrs. Ed (Carol) Skelly, Smithport, Pa. and Mrs. Harry Jr. (Coral) Budd of Montgomery, N.Y., nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, August 26, 1995)


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