Eugene (Gene) Hershel Jacobson, 84

Published 10:11 am Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Eugene (Gene) Hershel Jacobson, 84, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.



He was born July 21, 1930, to Ada and Reno Jacobson and graduated from Grand Meadow High School. He later married Darlene (Nelson) on Nov. 12, 1950, and moved to the family farm where he lived his entire life.

He was always a farmer at heart and never felt the need to ever retire from farming; though he had a brief position working for the State of Minnesota. He was proud to say that was his only “off the farm job.”

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Gene loved farming, coffee with his friends at Lake GEO, spending time with his family and playing cards with his grandchildren. Gene had eight grandchildren: Justin, Leah, Emily, Jessica, Derek, Kjirsten, Neil, Emma, and three step-grandchildren: Don, Wendy and Paul. He also enjoyed the company of his four great-grandchildren.

Gene is also survived by his wife Darlene of 64 years; and children: Sandra (Earl) Reiland of Hopkins, Minnesota, Les (Ginny) Jacobson of Rochester, Randy Jacobson of Grand Meadow, Tim (Karen) Jacobson of Eagan, Karen (Rory) Ballweber of Eagan, Denise (Eric) Clement of Cresco, Iowa. Eugene is also survived by his sister Joan (Milo) Roe of LeRoy, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ada and Reno; along with his daughter Renae who died in 1968.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Lutheran Church, rural Grand Meadow, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, and one hour prior to the service at the church.