Monday, October 26, 2020
North Heights Lutheran Church
1700 W. Highway 96, Arden Hills
Gordon LeVern Jacobson
September 9, 1928 – October 19, 2020
Gordon was born 9-9-1928 in Waterville, Iowa, on a small farm. He passed away 10-19-2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ingeman Freberg and Annie Helene Nelson Jacobson; and siblings, Manuel, Arden, Isabel, and Anna.
Gordon leaves behind his wife, Aurel LaVonne Littlejohn Jacobson; sons, Paul Jacobson (Jane) of Granger, IN, and Gary Jacobson of St. Paul; grandchildren. Jennifer Jacobson Clark (Jonathan) of Chicago and David Jacobson (Caroline) of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and one great-grandchild, Cole Clark.
Gordon was in the Army, serving in the occupation of Japan. He then attended Dunwoody Institute, studying carpentry. He found a job in carpentry working for his future father in-law. His next endeavor was to start Jacobson Construction in Decorah, Iowa. After learning his trade he became a advertising and marketing executive in the lumber industry. He earned multiple honors from the National Lumbermans Association, Toastmasters, and the Boy Scouts.
Memorial service 11 AM Monday, October 26 at NORTH HEIGHTS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1700 W. Hwy 96 (Entrance B), Arden Hills. Visitation AT THE CHURCH on Monday from 10 – 11 AM.