By HDN staff
CHESTER Earl Howard Jacobson, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at a Liberty County care center.
Visitation will be held today at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Tordenskjold Free Lutheran Church south of Underwood, Minn. with the Rev. David Skordahl officiating. Burial will follow in the Tordenskjold Church Cemetery.
Jacobson was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Otter Tail County, Minn., to Rudolph and Julia (Schei) Jacobson. He attended school at Country School District 95. After his graduation from Underwood High School, Minn., in 1942, he was employed by Mark Construction at Fergus Falls. He came to Montana in 1950 and worked on the Garrish Ranch near Cut Bank. He also worked for Kimball Construction on various elevator projects at Cut Bank.
In 1953, he purchased a small farm located west of Cut Bank. He farmed there until 1980, when he sold the place and retired. He continued to live in Cut Bank until 1994, when he moved to the Eagles Manor in Great Falls. After suffering a few minor strokes, he moved to Chester in 1998 to be near his brother. He was a resident of the personal care unit at the Liberty County Nursing Home until October when he transferred to the extended care wing.
Jacobson was a member of the Tordenskjold Lutheran Church near Underwood, Minn. He enjoyed getting the church newsletter and keeping in touch with family and friends through the church. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and Sons of Norway Lodges in Cut Bank. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising strawberries and tomatoes and playing cribbage and pitch. He also enjoyed solitaire, Montana road trips to Glacier Park, and his annual trip to Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Kenneth Jacobson.
Survivors include brothers, Richard Jacobson of Underwood and Ralph Jacobson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials will be given to the Tordenskjold Church or the Liberty County Nursing Home.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester.