Robert ‘Jake’ James Jacobson, Jr.

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Robert ‘Jake’ James Jacobson, Jr.

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Mr. Jacobson
Mr. Jacobson

Jake, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, passed away on Jan. 13, 2016, of a sudden heart attack. Jake was born to Robert Jacobson Sr. and DeLoris A. Jacobson in Fulton, S.D., on Sept. 7, 1951. He spent most of his youth growing up in Wyoming and Montana. After Jake graduated from Sheridan High School, he attended and graduated from the Billings Automotive School. After graduation, Jake started working for Peter Kewitt Construction, which he continued to do for many years throughout Montana and Wyoming. During that time, Jake met his love, Delores L. Funk, and they married on May 11, 1974, in Billings, where they made their home. In their 41 years of marriage, Jake and Dee were blessed with two amazing daughters whom he was always proud of and you could always see his love for his girls in his eyes. Jake spent many years driving truck before working on the family ranch in Hysham, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Jake and Dee later moved back to Billings, where Jake worked for Cross Petroleum and enjoyed his years watching the smiling faces of his three grandchildren, whom he was blessed to spend time with on every holiday and many family vacations, not to mention weekend visits and camping trips that he loved. Jake was a giving and kindhearted man who was always there for his family and friends. His calm nature and big heart will forever be remembered by those that knew him. Our hearts are full of memories and laughter with Jake and we will forever miss him being with us.  Jake is survived by his loving wife, Delores “Dee” Jacobson, his children, Jamie (Toby) and Jennifer (Brad); his grandchildren, Hawkins, Collins (Mac) and Avary; his sister and brother-in-law, Alecia and Jim Ragain, their children, Kelsey, Matt and Abbey Ragain; his father, Robert Jacobson Sr.; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mike and Dorothy Slattery, and their children Christina, David, Elizabeth and Callie Jo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jake is preceded in death by his mother, DeLoris A. Jacobson.  A memorial service to celebrate Jake’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. A reception will follow at the Elks Club located at 934 Lewis Ave.

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  1. Worked with Bob early on in the 1970’s. We were working for Peter Kiewit Son’s Co. at that time operating Terex TS-14 scrapers at various locations. I always enjoyed my association with Jake. I’m sorry for your unexpected loss.

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