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Gordon Herbert Jacobson

June 16, 1940 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Gordon Jacobson Obituary

Gordon Herbert Jacobson, age 83 of Deerwood died on February 10, 2024 surrounded by family and friends at his home.  He was born in Granite Falls Township, MN on June 16, 1940 to Herbert and Ruth (Peterson) Jacobson. 

Gordon graduated from the Montevideo High School, class of 1958. He attended NDSU in Fargo, ND graduating in 1963 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He worked his way through college including radio announcing on the college radio station and Fargo radio stations. After college he married Audrey Walker on August 11, 1963 in Garrison, ND. Gordon’s career was spent mostly in nuclear energy, working for Phillips Petroleum Nuclear Division and Northern States Power Co. His career was spent in Idaho, South Dakota and Minnesota. He spent much of his career in Monticello, MN where he and Audrey raised their 3 children.

 Gordon was active in his community, serving in Lions, church, and the Monticello Hospital Board, including chairmanship of the Hospital Board for several years. Gordon retired at age 59 and moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area. He remained active in community and church. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and BWCA camping, with family and friends. He was an avid reader and also loved traveling. He also enjoyed building and remodeling. Gordon was a loving, devoted family man.

Gordon is survived by his wife Audrey; his daughter, Jennifer (Tom) Cruikshank of New Port Beach, CA; and four grandchildren, Jay and Calvin Cruikshank and Brandon and Melissa Lighty.

Preceding Gordon in death are his parents; two children, Eric Jacobson and Kristin Lighty; one brother, Stanley Jacobson and two sisters, Helen Ockwig and Phyllis Summers.

A Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby.  Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Monticello at a later date.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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February 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immanual Lutheran Church
600 4th St SW
Crosby, MN 56441

Memorial Service
February 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Immanual Lutheran Church
600 4th St SW
Crosby, MN 56441


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