John Jordan Jacobsen (1924 - 2018)

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It is with great sadness that the family of John Jordan Jacobsen announces his passing on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the age of 93 years. John will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Jordan and Loren; their wives, Rosy and Robbin; his grandchildren, Lyndsey and Kimberly; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Ryder.
John was the youngest of six children and was predeceased by all.
John grew up in Baltimore, Md. He entered the Army as soon as he was able during World War II, and served in active combat in the Pacific theater. After his honorable discharge, he obtained his college degree and his adventure began. He moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1953, because of his pioneer spirit. He had read dime store adventure books and stories of Alaska. He was following in his father's footsteps, who had gone to Wyoming as a young man in the 1880s, and worked on a ranch for a few years.
John worked in construction as a surveyor all over Alaska, and ended his career working for the Municipality of Anchorage. He loved to explore old trails on foot and by snow machine. He truly loved Alaska and refused to travel anywhere else.
A military interment for John will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., at the National Cemetery at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. Those who wish to attend should be at the Arctic Valley entrance gate by 2:15 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes, Witzleben Chapel. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 4, 2018
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