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Nels E. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Nels E. Jacobson

Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn.

Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He moved to Rushford as a child and graduated from Rushford High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1963. On October 13, 1967, Nels married Nancy Hammer. He graduated from Winona State University, Winona, Minn., in 1973, with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. In 1975, Nels moved his family to Peterson, Minn. He worked for the Peterson Saw Mill, Hiawatha Tire in Winona and many jobs as a handyman and a carpenter. Nels was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, Rushford American Legion and the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. He was very proud of his Norwegian Heritage and enjoyed wood carving.

Nels is survived by two sons: Eric Jacobson of Marshfield, Wis. and Mike Jacobson of Red Wing, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, James and two sisters, Lila and Ethelyn.

A memorial service for Nels was held Friday, April 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson with Rev. Ron Warnes officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

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