Roger Jacobson

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 8:47 pm

Roger Jacobson, 85, died Aug. 5, 2016, in Prescott, Ariz.

Roger was born July 24, 1931, in Decorah, the son of Carl and Martha (Stevens) Jacobson. Roger grew up during the depression and from a young age spent time on the farm milking cows by hand, riding horses and driving tractors and cars. He left high school at the age of 16 to begin work. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and has remained an active lifelong member. Roger entered military service in 1951 and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He married Jerene (Barth) Jacobson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Locust March 7, 1954. Two children were born to them in Decorah. Roger worked at the Decorah Posten before moving his family to Culver City, Calif. in 1957 for better job opportunities. The Jacobson’s settled in Prescott, Ariz. in 1972 when their car broke down there on their way to relocating to Wisconsin. In Prescott, Roger had a 39-year career as a real estate broker.

He is survived by his wife, Jerene; children, Rhonda (Allan) Tramel and Gary (Marcia) Jacobson, all of Prescott; grandsons: Dustin (Katie) Tramel of Tucson, Ryan Tramel of Glendale and Adam Jacobson of Phoenix; great-grandchildren: Ivy, Vera, Roxanne, Preston and Brooklynn; and sister Helen Olson of Decorah.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Galen Jacobson, all of Decorah.

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