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John E. Jacobson, age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Niles, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Sept. 24, 2008. Born in Norberg, Sweden, he immigrated to the U.S. in Jan. 1929 and became a citizen in 1935. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth T., nee Smedberg. He was the dear father of Harvey Jacobson and Linda Buckardt; and beloved grandfather of

Virginia Moore, Steven Buckardt, Christen Lutzow, Amy Jacobson and Laura Iltchev. He was also a great-grandfather to

Thomas, Christopher, Sara, Katherine,

Daniel, Nathan, Andrew, Russell, Diliana and Ava. He also leaves a sister in Sweden, Margit Lundbom; and many nieces and nephews in Sweden and the U.S. He was the owner of Jacobson Tool & Engineering for 25 years. Enjoyed gardening, mechanical things, bowling, golf, but mostly his family. Visitation Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. at the Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant, Chicago, IL 60631. Interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to Edison Park Lutheran Church or Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel, Evanston, IL 60201. Arrangements entrusted to Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center. Info:


773-774-3333.


Published in Chicago Tribune on Sept. 26, 2008
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