Earl R. Jacobson
Monticello/New Glarus, WI–Earl R. Jacobson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the New Glarus Home. He was born on May 17, 1934 in Belleville to his parents Jacob and Barbara (Urben) Jacobson. Earl graduated from New Glarus High School in 1952 and then Madison Business College.
On September 23, 1961, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Grimstad at the Perry Lutheran Church in Daleyville where he was baptized and confirmed. Later he attended the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in New Glarus. Earl worked as a maintenance engineer for Green County for many years.
Earl is survived by his wife Marge, children Eric (Amanda) Jacobson, Kari Jacobson Broge, and Lori Jacobson and grandchildren Dayne and Elyse. He is further survived by his brother Robert (Gloria) Jacobson, sister Hazel Zweifel, sister-in-law Mary Affeld, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Terry “Koolaid” Broge, brother and sister-in-law Ralph and June Jacobson, sister Verna Jacobson, brother-in-law Arthur Zweifel, nephew James Zweifel, father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Clara Grimstad, and his aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Perry Lutheran Church, 1057 State Rd. 78, Mount Horeb, WI with Pastor Michelle Elfers officiating. Interment of cremains will follow in the church cemetery.
A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com.
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