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David Jacobsen

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David Jacobsen age 82 of Fredericksburg, IA, dies Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2023, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Ronnie Koch officiating. Lunch will be served following the burial at the City Hall in Fredericksburg. Florist available thru The Blue Iris at 641-394-4158 or Pocket Full of Posies at 641-394-3377. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Mitch Jacobsen, Lindsey Jacobsen, Alex Kerr, Zak Kerr, Dan Kerr, Brad Kerr, and Todd Kerr serving as pallbearers. Military Honors will be conducted by Amvets Post 90 and Burial will take place at Rose Hill. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2023, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. David Frederick Jacobsen was born on October 12, 1940 to Frederick and Bessie(Renslow) Jacobsen. Dave grew up in West St. Paul, MN and graduated from Sibley High School in 1958. Immediately following graduation, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. Dave was a Proud Marine and served his country well for 10 years, including both active and reserve service. Dave achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and he carried himself throughout his entire life to be a Proud Marine, Father, Husband, Stepdad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Friend, and overall outstanding citizen. In 1962, Dave married Gwen Paul in West St. Paul and shortly after moved to Rochester, starting a family and raising two boys – Paul and Troy. Dave continued to serve in the reserves while also discovering he had the “gift of gab” while working his first sales positions at both 7up and Gerber Baby Foods. After his service and term in the Marines, Dave and his family moved to Minnesota City, MN, where Dave was a sales representative for A.A.L., selling Life and Health Insurance in the Winona area for 20 years. In 1984, after years of being around animals and watching his eldest son grow a love for raising fox, Dave turned his talents into representing National Feeds Inc., the company that supplied Dog and Fox Food to Kennels and Distributers throughout the entire U.S., Canada and Alaska. Dave divorced in 1989, but in 1991- Dave found love again and married the “town sweetheart” Joan Kerr from Fredericksburg. Dave was a well-known member of the community and was often seen at the Golf Course or out and about with his friends and neighbors. Dave was a proud member of the Amvets Post 90, in Fredericksburg Iowa for 21 years - and after his retirement from National, he was elected Post Commander and served this post and community proudly. He especially took pride in organizing the towns Memorial Day programs and many other events. Dave was also elected and served as the Chickasaw County Veterans Affairs Service Officer- located in New Hampton, Iowa. Dave helped countless veterans and their families in the area during their search for information, government funding, help and support. Dave was also instrumental in the funding and development of the Veterans Memorial located in Fredericksburg. Dave had many talents and he loved spending his time working in his woodshop; playing golf; traveling; playing cards and fishing with his boys in Canada. Dave was a man of great faith who dressed well and had an unforgettable handshake! Survivors include his wife: Joan (Kerr) Jacobsen of Fredericksburg - his sons; Paul (Jenelle) Jacobsen - Minnesota City and Troy (Laurie) Jacobsen - Minneiska. Dave is also survived by Dan (Lori) Kerr – Des Moines; Brad (Tami) Kerr – Huxley and Todd (fiancé Mary Clark) Kerr – Des Moines. Surviving grandchildren include Mitch (Paige) Jacobsen, Lindsey Jacobsen and Kailey (James) Winterbottom, Tallie, Zak (Jennifer) and Alex Kerr. Great grandchildren include – Miles Jacobsen and Brooks and Boston Kerr. Surviving siblings include John (Carol) Jacobsen, Barb Kleinek and Suzanne Bruggman. David is also survived by many nieces, nephews, true friends, caring neighbors, and he will truly be missed by many. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the caring nurses and Hospice staff at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Dawson.

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  1. Oh. No so sad..Dave was a great neighbor and church friend sending prayers to Joan and all of his family.

  2. Oh Joan, I am so sorry to hear this. You and the family will be in my prayers. You know where to find me if I can do anything.

  3. Joan, Dan, Brad, Todd, Sending my deepest sympathy in the loss of Dave. May he rest in peace. Lisa Schoonover Herold

  4. Joan, Ed and I are so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing…. You and all Dave’s loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Joan, you have our sympathies. He was such a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor. Hugs and prayers to you.

  6. Joanie- We are so sorry for your loss. So many good memories through the years. Keep those close to your heart. ❤️🙏🏻

  7. Thoughts and prayers to all the family! I always enjoyed him as a driver when I worked at Laures.💕

  8. So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer and Dean Speicher

  9. Joanie, I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.MY Sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Dave was a great guy and I enjoyed visiting with him. Hold on to good memories you shared together.

  10. Deepest sympathy to Joan and family and friends! A great guy to call friend! God has gained an angel.

  11. Sympathy to the family. Dave and I worked together as department heads for Chickasaw County. He helped a lot veterans in the county.

  12. So sorry to hear about Dave passing. Joan, hang on to the memories you and Dave made over the years. Prayers and hugs coming your way.
    Randy and Mary Jane Leach

  13. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for healing and remembering all the great memories!!

  14. Joan,so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,hugs.

  15. Deepest sympathy Joan and family. We are very sorry for your loss and hold you and your families in prayers

  16. My Deepest Sympathy to Joan and entire family of Dave’s. Know you our in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss. RIP Dave!

  17. Joan & Dave’s Families So Sorry for your loss Joan Sending my Thoughts and Prayers for now and the days ahead Love and Hugs from Ruth 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  18. My sincere condolences to you,Joan. It’s been a long difficult time for you, may Dave now be over all the pain and suffering, God bless you!

  19. It was a privilege to have known Dave as a friend; and to have been involved with him serving with the Amvets and Auxiliary. May he now rest in peace.

  20. Dave was a guy I could count on for a firm handshake when I visited AmVet events. I appreciate the support he gave vets in the Chickasaw county area

  21. Dave and I began working together with AAL about 52 years ago (1971)? Because of AAL, Dave, Gwen, Judy and I became dearest friends! What I will also cherish is a Bible study that Dave and I had by telephone for almost 1 1/2 years beginning in Feb 2019. Dave made a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ. Then, Joan join our Bible study in 2020 where she made a commitment to our Lord Jesus! What a precious time we had together! I remember the thoughtful and insightful questions Joan asked about the Bible and faith! We have joy and take comfort in knowing that Dave is in heaven and the presence of our Lord! Thank you, Bob Merwin.


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