Thomas Gustav Carl Jacobsen

Thomas Gustav Carl Jacobsen

Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Death 13 Nov 2013 (aged 62)
Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Randall, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 61; Plot 5
Memorial ID 120316452 · View Source
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Obituary: Shelley Funeral Chapels, Little Falls Paper:

Thomas Jacobsen, 62- year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Little Falls. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, with the Rev. Gary Hendrickson officiating. Burial took place in Oakhill Cemetery in Randall.
Thomas was born July 29, 1951, in Owatonna, to Carrie (Grass) and the late Robert Jacobsen. He grew up in Owatonna, during his early years and later moved to the Twin Cities where he graduated from Robbinsdale High School with the class of 1970. After graduation Tom enlisted into the United States Army, serving in two tours during the Vietnam War. He did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood Army base in Missouri before getting deployed to Long Binh, Vietnam. Tom completed his military service at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he was honorably discharged in 1976. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Citation, Unit Citation, Good Conduct Citation, Vietnam Service Medal and many more. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Rebischke, Sept. 24, 1988, at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls. Tom was employed at Sally Distribution and later was employed at Falls Fabricating from where he retired in 2007. In his free time he enjoyed working with computers and drawing with charcoal and pastels. He also had a passion for photography; he would edit photos and make videos of his photos. Tom was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls and the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.).
Tom is survived by wife, Eleanor Jacobsen of Little Falls; mother, Carrie Jacobsen of Elk River; son, Daniel Jacobsen of Crystal; daughters, Melissa (Jared) Williams of Cokato, Elizabeth Jacobsen of Little Falls and Amanda (Brian Weyers) Jacobsen of Little Falls; biological son, Gregory Adam (Leah) Petersen of Charles Town, W. Va.; sisters, Roberta (Greg) Petersen of Princeton, Pamla (James) McPherson of Milwaukee, Wis., and Laura (Stephen) Petersen of Elk River; grandchildren, Mercedes Lemke, Dylan Lemke, and Dustyn Williams; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by father, Robert Jacobsen; and sister, Virginia Muckey; and nephew, Jason Petersen.


Tom, when young, loved to swim, draw, and ride his bike. He was an excellent artist. He sketched and also worked with chalk. He chalked a drawing and designed the cover of the book, "Gone But Not Forgotten, Past And Present, Grass Family Memoirs" by Laura Petersen. His cover was beautiful and won a Blue Ribbon. Tom received a full scholorship to an Art School, to attend after he graduated from high school, but, he enlisted in the army instead. He was very proud of his service to his nation.

While stationed in the army in CO, he enjoyed horse back riding in the mountains. He fought on the front lines in the Vietnam War and came in contact with Agent Orange. He was also shot while in the war, which he received the Purple Heart. He died from complications of diseases caused by Agent Orange. He did not give his life during the War, but he did give his life for his country later on because of the poison, Agent Orange that he was exposed to. He was a wonderful brother that was the "rock" of the family. We will forever love and miss him.


Tom is a descendant of William and Mary Brewster [Passengers on the Mayflower] - 13th generation. He is also a descendant of Frances Eaton (Passenger of the Mayflower).

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  • Created by: Laura Petersen
  • Added: 14 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120316452
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Gustav Carl Jacobsen (29 Jul 1951–13 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120316452, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Randall, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Laura Petersen (contributor 47499318) .