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Specialist Five Verle Dean Jacobson

Specialist Five Verle Dean Jacobson was born on August 3, 1941 in Quimby, IA and died May 12, 2015 in Sumner, IA.

Verle Dean Jacobson entered the United States Army on January 5, 1961, in Omaha, NE, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Specialist Five before being discharged on August 3, 1941 in Fort Dix, NJ.

Verle Dean Jacobson is buried at Saint John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner, Iowa and can be located at


Dean Jacobson, 73, of Sumner, died Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015, at his home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. William Runaas, Jr. and Rev. Susan Friedrich officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner with military rites by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday May 15, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church Parish Hall in Sumner and for one hour preceding the service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and the American Legion, both in Sumner.

Dean Verle Jacobson, son of Otto Yngve and Lois Viola (Booth) Jacobson, was born August 3, 1941, in Quimby, Iowa and graduated from Milford High School in 1959. Serving with the U.S. Army, he was with the National Security Agency in England for two years. On October 15, 1961, he was united in marriage with Janice Kay Brawner, at Ruthven, Iowa. In 1968, they moved to Sumner. After working for several years in agriculture sales, Dean went into partnership with Wuttke Motors in Sumner, owned D and J shoes, then proudly served twenty-four years with the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office as deputy/detective.

Dean was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sumner, serving as Chairman of the council and various other committees. He was a member of the Commercial Club, Jaycee’s, on the SEMS crew for twenty-five years and Board of Directors, Planning and Zoning Commission, served as Chairman of the Bremer County Civil Service Commission. He was also a member of Thomas E. Woods #223, American Legion of Sumner, where he served as adjutant, commander, chaplain, and chairman of the Veteran’s Tribute, of which he was very proud to be a part of to enhance the beauty of Sumner. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing 31, and most especially, attending many grandchildren’s activities.

In addition to his wife, Jan of Sumner, he is survived by four sons, Scott (LeeAnn), Steve (Kelly), all of Sumner, Mike (Monica) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jeff (Yvonne) of Oswego, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, Karissa, Jaiden, Jordon, Dalton, Levi, Zach, Maddie, Payton, Shaye, Noah, and Paxton; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Easton; two brothers, Richard (LaVonne) of Fort Dodge, and Bob (Sue) of Story City; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Jacobson of Anoka, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Loren.

“Dean Verle Jacobson,” Becker-Milnes Funeral Services & Rettig Funeral Home, accessed October 11, 2015. http://www.beckermilnesrettig.com/dvjacobson.html.