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Robert Jacobson(1934 - 2014)

photoRobert D. Jacobson passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 5, 2014 with his wife Susan at his side. He was born September 15, 1934 to Earl and Mabel Jacobson, and was raised in Elmhurst, IL. Bob graduated from the University of Illinois in 1956 with a degree in Business and later built a successful career in the insurance industry. He was the owner of Ken Gallagher Agency which specialized in Surety Bonding for more than 38 years. He married Diane Hardies in 1968 and they raised their two children in Glencoe, IL. In 1990 he married Susan Wohlford and they resided in Chicago, IL and Amelia Island, FL. Bob was an avid golfer and long-time member of Skokie Country Club in Glencoe. During his retirement years, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He had a terrific sense of humor and outlook on life that will be missed by everyone who knew him. In addition to his wife, Bob leaves behind his children Kristen and Scott; grandsons Luke and Paul; nephew Eric Jacobson; and niece Suzette Sexton; along with very dear friends Mary Ann Powell, Jim Mitchell and Jerry Turner. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Earl W. Jacobson, Jr. A private Memorial Service is planned.

Published in Chicago Tribune from June 12 to June 15, 2014
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