Olaf S. Jacobson, 94

Published 10:17 am Monday, August 15, 2011

Olaf S. “Bud” Jacobson, 94, of Arkansaw, Wis., formerly of Wabasha and Austin, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Olaf Jacobson

He was born May 31, 1917, in Grand Meadow, Minn., the son of Oscar and Anna (Boen) Jacobson. He graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Minn., in 1937. He served in the Army during World War II. Following the service Bud lived in Austin and worked many years for the Geo. A. Hormel Company. He retired in 1972. He married Marcella Smith Nov. 25, 1945, in Rochester. She too worked for the Hormel Company. The couple owned a cabin on Sand Prairie, rural Wabasha, since 1952. They made it their permanent home in 1984. Marcella died Sept. 22, 2008. Bud moved to Arkansaw to live with his daughter 14 months ago because of failing health.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Wabasha. He was also a member of the Wabasha American Legion Post 50 and the Burkardt-Roemer VFW Post 4086. He was a past member of the Austin Eagles Club. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting and playing cribbage. He was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying baseball and basket ball.

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Bud is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tim Asper of Arkansaw, Wis.; four grandchildren, Chad (Ashley) Kuk of Wabasha, Jason Kuk of Durand, Wis., Megan Kuk of Wabasha, Jacob Kuk of Arkansaw; two great-grandchildren, Clara Kuk Wentworth and Korbin Kuk; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his family from his first marriage, daughters and sons-in-law, Sharren and Mark Brooks of Austin, Karren and Edward Tratechaud of Wascott, Wis.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, four brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha with the Rev. David Knox officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha. Military rites will be performed by the Wabasha American Legion and VFW Posts. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church on Wednesday one hour before the service. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfh.com.