Norman “Norm” Jacobsen

Norman “Norm” Jacobsen

Norman “Norm” Jacobsen

Norman “Norm” Jacobsen, 86, of Vermillion, passed away on Feb. 5, 2014, at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Vermillion with Rev. Elmer “Sandy” Aakre officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will take place at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Norm was born on July 6, 1927, in Irene, to Soren and Laura (Thompsen) Jacobsen.

He married the love of his life, Diane Smith, on Aug. 26, 1996, after a nearly 20-year courtship and the two remained happily married until his passing.

Norm was known as a loyal man, especially when it came to his employment. He held only three jobs over the course of his working life. The longest of which was as a manager for Campbell’s Supply Co. in Sioux Falls, Sturgis, and Vermillion, where he worked for a combined 25 years. When he was not at work he was a quiet man who enjoyed spending time at home with his family.

Norm is survived by his wife, Diane (Smith) Jacobsen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Soren and Laura Jacobsen; his brothers, Earl Jacobsen, Clarence Jacobsen, and Leon Jacobsen; and his sister, Jeanette Jacobsen.

Services have been entrusted to the Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion.

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