Julius Albert Jacobsen was born on August 13, 1913, in Grove Township, Shelby County, Iowa. His parents were August J. and Augusta (Reinwald) Jacobsen. He lived most of his life in the Minnesota Lake area.
On April 9, 1939, he was united in marriage to Viola J. Voges in Danville Township. He entered the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II.
Julius was a licensed plumber and electrician and worked at the creamery, John Deere Implement as a mechanic, Beske Hardware, Brown Printing in Waseca, and Year-Round Cab in Mankato, retiring in 1975. Viola and Julius received the school athletic award for "Fans of the Year" for 1981-82.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and had served on the church board; the Minnesota Lake Senior Citizens, and the Minnesota Lake American Legion Post. Julius enjoyed woodworking, fishing, baking pies and red cakes, camping, and attending sporting events.
On Thursday, June 3, 1999, he died at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, MN at the age of 85 years, 9 months, and 21 days.
He is survived by five daughters and their husbands: Caroline and Glenn Campbell of Mounds View, MN; Sandra and Gary Cooper of Beauford, MN; Barbara and Glen Worke of Carrolton, TX; Julie and Wayne Bebler of Nevis, MN; and Eileen and Glenn Glanzman of Blue Earth, MN. One son-in-law: Howard Ganiere of New Richland, MN; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. one brother: Almond "Jim" Jacobsen of Sioux City, IA; and one sister: Lorena (husband Edward) Colyer of Sargeant Bluff, IA. Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter Janet Ganiere in 1995, one great-granddaughter, Christine Campbell; sevn brothers and three sisters.
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