Lloyd Gordon Jacobsen, 80, of Bozeman, passed away peacefully of complications from prostate cancer on Jan. 9, 2011, at the home of his son Curtis in Clackamas, Ore.
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Lloyd was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Froid, Mont., the son of Bernhardt and Amelia Meeks Jacobsen. He grew up on the family farm near Froid, moving to Spokane, Wash., at age 13, where he graduated from high school. Lloyd served in the United States Army in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He met and married his wife and life partner, Lorraine Slotten of Wahpeton, N.D., in 1953. Together they raised five children, Brian (Connie) of Snoqualmie, Wash., Craig of Gresham, Ore., Debbie of Eugene, Ore., Stuart (Patricia) of Manhattan and Curtis of Clackamas, Ore. Lloyd worked in accounting and sales, having graduated from the Kinman Business University in Spokane, Wash.
Lloyd's life was marked by his love for God and for the Son of God, and his life revolved around his love for the family of God. His desire to be of service led him to live in four different states and included nearly three years in Seoul, South Korea. The family moved to Manhattan in 1965 where they lived until Lloyd and Lorraine moved to Bozeman in 2002.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Lorraine; their five children; six grandchildren, Elissa (Jason) Laxdal, Kyle, Jolayna, Tia, Austin and Tawna; brothers Everett (Jane) of Montana, Foy of Idaho and Lee (Lela) of Oregon; sister Irene (Duncan) Hunter of Washington; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Zoot Enterprises near Four Corners. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. the same day at Meadow View Cemetery near Manhattan.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 16, 2011