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Leonard D. Jacobsen, aged 67, of Dakota City

Posted: 06 September, 2013

Leonard D. Jacobsen, aged 67, of Dakota City, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013,

at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Services will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church of Laurel. Pastor Lynn Qualm will officiate the services. The burial, with military rites, will be held at the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel. Thompson Chapel Funeral Home of Wakefield will be in charge of arrangements.

Leonard David Jacobsen was born July 25, 1946 in Sioux City, Iowa to parents Jens and Ingaborg (Bach) Jacobsen.  He graduated from Laurel High School.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966 and served sixteen months in Vietnam.   Leonard married Jill Kay and the couple farmed near Concord, Nebraska for several years before moving into Dixon, Nebraska.  The family moved into Dakota City, Nebraska in 1994 because it was closer to his maintenance position at the IPB/Tyson beef processing plant.  He retired on July 25, 2009.

Leonard enjoyed his leisure time with his family and friends, and frequently participated in fishing, hunting, building projects, and playing cards with his brothers.

He is survived by his six children; Larry (Katie) of Creighton, Ne., Shane (Ronita) of Plainview, Ne., Jessie Jacobsen of Emerson, Ne., Charity (Jim) Kennelly of Waterbury, Ne., Christine Jacobsen of Allen,Ne., and Lance(Hollie)  of Thurston, Ne.. Included are twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Also one sister, Ruby Johnson of Laurel, and seven brothers; Don (Oma) of Hartington, Ne., Dick (Irene) of Lakewood, Co., Harvey of Yuma, Az., Jim and Morris, both of Laurel, Ray of Winside, Ne., and Mike (Cathie) of Sioux City, Ia.. Included is one sister-in-law Donna Jacobsen of Wayne, Ne. numerous nieces and nephews.

Leonard was preceded in death by parents, one grandchild, Brenna Jacobsen, two brothers; Chris and Duaine, three sisters; infant twins, Judy and Julia and Shirley Keifer, three sisters-in-law; Betty, Vicki, and Judy Jacobsen, one nephew, Scott Jacobsen and brother-in-law, Loren Keifer.


Pall Bearers are Domonick Kennelly, Anthony Kennelly, Chance Jacobsen, Wyatt Jacobsen, Lane Jacobsen, Shelby Jacobsen , David Keifer, Jeff Jacobsen

Organist is Anita Gade

Congregation Sings   “How Great Thou Art”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Amazing Grace”      

Soloist  Sherie  Lundahl   will sing  “Daddy’s Hands”

Inside folder   “The Lord’s Prayer”     

Military rites by Laurel Legion Post



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