He was born January 23, 1950, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Carl Elmer Jacobson and Dorothy Eugenia Lowry Jacobson. He married Sue Keeler on May 27, 1979, at Assaria, Kan. Mike had served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. In his earlier years, he had worked for the Gunsolles Grocery Store in Fort Scott. He later worked as a groundskeeper for the state hospital in Osawatomie. Mike enjoyed fishing and collecting antique reels, as well as doing carpentry work.
Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home in Osawatomie, his son, Matt Jacobson, of Osawatomie, and his daughter, Amanda Jacobson, of Shawnee, Kan. Also surviving are two brothers, Nicholas Jacobson, Gainesville, Va., and Timothy Jacobson, Pittsburg, Kan.; two sisters, Debbie Robinson and Nancy Cliffman, both of Fort Scott, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ernest Jacobson.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Michael Jacobson memorial fund, and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.