Art T. Jacobsen (1944 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE – Arthur T. Jacobsen, Jr., 72, of Independence and formerly of Oelwein, died Friday morning, July 21, 2017 at his home.
Funeral Services wil be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, 221 North Frederick Avenue, Oelwein.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.
An online obituary is available at
Arthur was born on Dec. 1, 1944 in Oelwein, the son of Art and Margaret (Hall) Jacobsen. He married Dawn Strong at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein on Dec. 5, 1963. He was employed with Strang Tire just out of school, and then worked at Speedy Manufacturing/United Farm Tools, Oelwein as a Supervisor for over 20 years. After they closed, he was employed with Bloom Manufacturing, Jesup for 17 years retiring in December, 2015. Arthur and Dawn also owned and operated Dawn's Bloomers in Independence for 19 years specializing in Hosta's and perennials. He enjoyed the outdoors, his Hosta's, fishing, vacationing, and listening to Elvis.
Arthur is survived by his wife: Dawn, of Independence; two children: Kenneth Jacobsen of Independence and Lori (Jeff Gibson) Smith of Independence; one brother, Donnie Jacobsen, Marseilles, Ill.; two nephews; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Ann (Jacobsen) Smith.
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Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home - Oelwein
221 N. Frederick Ave., P.O.Box 614
Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-4922
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 21 to July 29, 2017
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