Funeral services for Carroll “Tom” Jacobson of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Grace Lutheran Church of Albert Lea. Pastor Jennifer Gonsalves will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Military Honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea Area Veterans Groups.
Tom died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Lodge on Summit Oaks in Burnsville, MN. He was 92 years of age.
Tom was born July 2, 1925 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Ole and Mae Jacobson. He graduated from Freeborn High School and the Hamilton School of Business in Mason City, Iowa. After serving in the US Air Force during WW2 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Bartness on August 15, 1946 in Albert Lea, MN. Together they lived for many years in Hollandale, MN, where he was an accountant for the Hollandale Marketing Association retiring in 1988 as the General Manager.
While in Hollandale he was an active member of the St Paul Lutheran Church and held positions on the Hollandale City Council. He moved to Albert Lea after retirement and joined the Grace Lutheran Church. Tom was a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion and a longtime member of the Albert Lea Country Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, fishing trips up north, was quite the handyman and spending winters in Arizona. He loved all levels of sports and went to events whenever possible. He especially loved the time spent with family and the grandkids.
Tom is survived by his daughters Pat (Ron) Holtan of Albert Lea, MN, Cindy (Brian) Peters of Eagan, MN, grandchildren Shannon Ostrowski, Amy (Wayd) Wangen, Jake Peters and Ben Peters. There are four great grandkids; Mya Wangen, Haley Wangen, Parker Wangen and Josh Ostrowski.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Dorothy in 2015.