Obituary: Jerry Jacobson

Jerry Jacobson was born a twin on May 20, 1948, to Donald and Cecilia Jacobson in Eureka, California. On July 30th, 2015 he died, unexpectedly, at age 67. A life happened in between.

A proud veteran of Vietnam, he has been called to join his Lord and Savior, his many fallen comrades, his parents and sister, Chris and grandchild, Tristin.

Jerry Jacobson

Jerry Jacobson

A personal life is defined by what they spend their time doing and time spent with Family and Friends was very important to him. Jerry was a board member of the Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods where he was looked to for “sound advice” and a Life Member of the H.O.G.S. (Harley Owners Group).

After he retired from Humboldt State’s Housing and Dining Department he decided to lose his watch and spend more of his time golfing with his older brother Tim, riding his motorcycle, walking McKinleyville with his famous dog stick and traveling to visit family.

Jerry could also fix almost anything and the restoration of his Cushman was a special point of pride for him. He would tool around town in it honking and waving to the people he knew.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Charlotte, his children: Scott Jacobson (Brandi), Sandra Saunders (Jason), Beverly Chown (Scott),and Michael Molz (Samantha); grandchildren: Brittainy, Michelle, Hunter, Winter, Taylor, Bobby, Andrew, Kacie, and Shane; great-grandchild: Tanner; Brother: Tim Jacobson (Barbara); sisters: Joanie Frederick (John) and Penny Jacobson as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday Aug. 5 at Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street in Eureka at 11 a.m., reception to follow at the Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods, 1645 Fischer Road in McKinleyville.  in lieu of flowers please make donations to: Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods, 1645 Fischer Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 or a charity of your choice.

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