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Dale Curtis Jacobson was born in Waseca to Reuben and Ellen Jacobson on November 6, 1942. He grew up on his parents’ farm situated near St. Olaf Lake.

After graduating from New Richland High School in 1960, Dale enlisted with the US Air Force. He completed basic training in San Antonio and Amarillo, Texas, after which he spent three years at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as a clerk typist and file clerk.

After completing his tour of duty, Dale returned to New Richland and, over the years, was employed by the Huntting Elevator Company, Birdseye, Herter’s and Bakken’s Boat Shop.

In 1972, Dale and Rhonda Sandretzky were married. The marriage ended in 1984. Dale and Rhonda had two children, Scott and Stacey. In recent years, Dale, Rhonda, and their children came together nearly every week for family time.

Dale died in his apartment at Traditions of Owatonna on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the age of 74. He is survived by his children, Stacey and Scott of New Richland; his sister and brother-in-law, Lorna and Darrel Johnson of Albert Lea; his brother and sister-in-law, Harlow and Nancy Jacobson of Oregon City, Oregon; a nephew, Michael Jacobson, of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and two nieces, Holly Diede and Erin Jacobson, both of Portland, Oregon. Rhonda Jacobson preceded him in death in August of 2017. 

A memorial service is scheduled at LeSueur River Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 31, at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be available after the service. A time to visit with family and friends before the service is scheduled at 10 a.m.

A private interment has been arranged at Fort Snelling.


0 # Richard & Mary Bakkk 2017-10-27 00:41
Dale was one of my closest and most personal friends. We could share our innermost feelings with each other. I will miss having him to confide in. I regret that I may not be able to attend his funeral due to prior family commitments in Bemidji.
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