Allan Jacobson, of Ogivile, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at his home. He was 79 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brunswick with Rev. Lori Blake officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brunswick and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.
INURNMENT will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.
Allan Sherman Jacobson was born November 19, 1931, on the family farm in Dodge County, Minnesota, to Eldred and Helen (Winje) Jacobson. He lived on the farm and attended school until the age of 13, the fourth of thirteen children. The family then moved to the Bock, Minnesota area where he was confirmed with his brother, Orville, in the Bock Evangelical Free Church. In 1951, Allan joined the Army National Guard and was deployed to Germany where he drove tanks and large trucks.
Allan met his wife Nancy in October of 1952, at a football game in Mora, Minnesota. They were married at Nancy’s parents’ home in Mora on June 30, 1953. They lived in Kanabec County for the entire 58 years of their marriage.
A jack-of-all-trades, Allan excelled in brick laying, welding and carpentry in his early working career. These skills served him well later when he and Nancy purchased their farm in Brunswick Township in 1965. Here they raised their five children. Allan enjoyed spending time with them and their friends as he chaperoned their activities and served as a 4-H leader and mentor. He spent many happy moments watching his children compete in dairy shows at the county and state level. During this time he was an active member of the National Farmers Organization. Allan and Nancy joined Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brunswick on March 15th of 1992. Allan’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, pitching horseshoes, bird watching and card playing—especially cribbage.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eldred and Helen Jacobson, brothers Bernard, Orville, Harold, brothers-in-law Nels Peterson, Marvin Seiwert, Lyle Robeck and Stan Draheim.
Allan is survived by wife Nancy of Ogilvie, son James (Diane) of Ogilvie, daughters Alice (Eugene) Bradeen of MA, Sally (Steve) Campbell of GA, Cindy (Mark) Broman of Stanchfield, Patricia Jacobson of Isanti, siblings Aldora Draheim of Mora, Ruth Peterson of Milaca, Rachel Siewert of Princeton, Gladys Robeck of Albertville, Grace (Albert) Manthie of Milaca, Sharon (John) Lundberg of Bock, Stanley (Kathleen) of White Bear Lake, Erling (Alma) of Andover, Luther (Margart) of FL, sisters-in-law Hazel Jacobson of Milaca, Shirley Jacobson of Coon Rapids, grandchildren Jeff (Connie), Joshua (Leah), Bjorn Broman, Gabe Campbell, Ragenea (David) Howe, Valoree (Doug) Smith, Cathi (Jason) Nehring, Amanda (Matt) Mullins, Addie (Mark) Dahlquist, Natalie Campbell, Amy (Justus) Downey, Cassie Campbell, great-grandchildren, Andrew, Evan, Caleb, Tobias, Marcus, Brady, Aliza, Allison, Ezra, and Maggie Mae.