Donald F. Jacobson, age 86, of rural Vermillion, passed away at his home on the morning of Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Don was born April 24, 1930, at Cottage Hill, to Robert E. and Hannah D. (Steenson) Jacobson. He attended the Harbaugh School and was raised on his family farm. Don married Lola Mae Montague on April 3, 1955, at the Evangelical Church in Marysville. Lola Mae preceded him in death in October of 2015.

Don and his twin brother Ron operated their custom harvesting operation for a few years until both were drafted in 1952. While in the Army he was stationed in Fairbanks Alaska until returning in 1953. After returning home he continued to farm with his brother. In 1964, he and Lola moved to the rural Vermillion area where he owned and operated their family farm until present.

Don was a member of Starr Dreher Piercy Post 257 of the American Legion in Vermillion and the Vermillion Saddle Club. He enjoyed raising horses, particularly Shetland Ponies and driving teams in parades. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, which included frequent family gatherings. Many memories were created around the dinner table enjoying home cooked meals and card playing.

Survivors include his three children; Larry Jacobson of Vermillion, Tressa Mae Jacobson of Wamego and Doug (Arlene) Jacobson of Havensville, his brother Ronald C. Jacobson of Clay Center, three grandchildren; Travis Quigley of Blaine, Jake Quigley of Boston, Massachusetts and Seth Brandon of Manhattan; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lola Mae, a brother, Bernard Jacobson and a sister Phyllis Riddle.

Visitation will be at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville on Monday from 6:00-8:00 pm with the chapel being open from Noon to 8:00 pm.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Waterville with Sister Mary Arie officiating. Music will include “In The Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Whispering Hope” and “Amazing Grace” sung by Kim Oatney. The organist is Lois Andersen. Casket Bearers are Roger Jacobson, Randy Jacobson, Mike Jacobson, Lloyd Wenzel, Tommy Matson and Bill Montague. Honorary Bearers are Travis Quigley, Jake Quigley, Seth Brandon, Jim Jacobson, David Montague, Greg Jacobson, Merlin Steenson, John Warden and Bob Montague. Burial, with Military Honors provided by the Starr Dreher Piercy Post 257 of the American Legion, will be at Riverside Cemetery also in Waterville.

Memorials are suggested to the Donald Jacobson Memorial Fund to be designated later and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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