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Gary K. Jacobson

November 3, 1939 — January 5, 2018

Gary Kenneth Jacobson, age 78, of Eveleth, Minnesota, formerly of Gilbert, Minnesota, died Friday, January 5, 2018, at Essentia Health –Virginia, Minnesota. Gary was born on November 3, 1939, in Eveleth, Minnesota to Kenneth Gerald and Mary Loretta (Sloto) Jacobson. Gary resided in Genoa location and graduated from Gilbert High School in 1957. He attended college at University of Minnesota, Duluth where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Gary served our country as a member of the National Guard. Gary was united in marriage to Mary Lou Indihar on October 24, 1959, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gilbert, Minnesota. The couple resided in Gilbert, Minnesota, where they raised their family. Gary was an Industrial Arts teacher at Nashwauk High School and then at Gilbert High School until he retired in 1989. Gary was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church. Gary was adored by his students and was the student advisor for many graduating classes. Gary was the primary caregiver for his wife, Mary Lou, who had multiple sclerosis. Gary enjoyed telling stories, spending time with his family and friends (especially the grandchildren), going on outings, and spending time at the family cabin on Ely Lake. Preceding him in death were his parents, Kenneth Gerald Jacobson (1976) and Mary Loretta Jacobson (2000); his sister, Judith Mary Laguban (1994); and his wife, Mary Lou (2013). Gary is survived by his brother, Thomas (Jackie) Jacobson of Minnetonka, Minnesota; one son, Scott (Patty) Jacobson of Gilbert, Minnesota; and two daughters, Kris (Cliff) Smith of Kenai, Alaska and Amy (Mark) Sorenson of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Christa Dormanen, Kenny Jacobson, Paul (Jennifer) Jacobson, Shannon (Dan) Mackey, Lauren Schams, Alyssa Sorenson, and Nicole Sorenson; and seven great grandchildren, Kyra and Conner Dormanen, Hailey and Madison Jacobson, and John, Nora, and Ella Mackey. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 10th at 5:00-7:00 pm at Ziemer Moeglein Shatava Funeral Home, Gilbert, Minnesota. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00 am until the 10:00 am Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Gilbert, Minnesota. Fr. Michael Garry will officiate. Burial will be in Gilbert Cemetery, Gilbert, Minnesota.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Louisiana Ave W, Gilbert, MN 55741

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