Glenn William Jacobsen
Glenn William Jacobsen, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1921, the son of William and Lillian Jacobsen. He attended country schools and graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1938. Glenn farmed before joining the U.S. Navy.
He was united in marriage to Jean Roske of Waterloo in 1945. Glenn retired after 30 years as a sales territory manager from Waterloo Mills then volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the Dysart Golf Course. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart. He loved fishing, golfing, and watching all sports, especially the Cubs and Hawkeyes.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, a grandson and great-grandson, Alex.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jean of Solon; two daughters, Mary Jean (Dan) Nace of Coralville and Kris (Ed) Gehl of Anamosa; two sons: Joel of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and G. Michael (Barb) of O’Fallon, Missouri. He was a beloved grandfather to Brad, Kari, Kelsi, Jennifer, Erich, Amy, Jason, Brian, Doug and Eric. He adored his great-grandchildren, Ethan, Avery, Hudson, Nora, Addison, Reid, Emily, Katie, Allison, Elle, Ava, Liam, Isaac, Megan, Justin, and anticipating the arrival of Nathaniel.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Iowa City Hospice and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation or Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart.