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July 29, 1934 - March 17, 2014
Vern Jacobsen passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, in Pocatello, after a brief illness.
Vern was born in Burley, Idaho, to Merrill and Bertha Jacobsen on July 29, 1934, the second of five children. He attended schools in Burley and started working for Safeway in Burley in 1951, then transferred to Safeway in Twin Falls in 1954. He met Kathryn Anderson in Twin Falls, and they were married on December 2, 1956. After leaving Safeway in 1958, he owned and operated a Texaco Service Station, and then started working for Idaho Typewriter Exchange in 1961. He transferred to Pocatello in 1966 with Idaho Typewriter Exchange, and then started working for the Idaho State Journal later that same year. Vern retired from the Idaho State Journal after 24 years as its Production Manager in August of 1989. He then worked at Gem State Distributing until December 1992 and then School District #25 as a bus driver until late 1999. Vern had many enjoyments in his life that he shared with his family, including camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities. He also coached many of his sons' baseball teams in Bannock Boy's Baseball, and found that especially rewarding. In "retirement" and while working for School District #25, Vern had the opportunity to drive bus for many students and faculty; he found that gratifying, especially when driving for field trips and sporting events. Vern was continuously proud of his family, and always interested in their activities and accomplishments. He was a long term and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Pocatello.
Vern is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathryn, and his four sons and their families: son Mike and Vicki (Lake) Jacobsen of Bothell, Washington, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; son Larry and Becky (Yeager) Jacobsen of Nibley, Utah, and two granddaughters; son Dale and Brenda (Munster) Jacobsen of Pocatello, and four grandchildren; and Mark Lee Jacobsen and Morgan Hyland of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vern is also survived by his older sister and family, Betty Workman, of Livonia, Michigan; his younger sister and family, Carol and Leon Stout of Burley, Idaho; and his younger brother and family, Dean and Virginia Jacobsen, of Nampa, Idaho. Vern is preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and Bertha Jacobsen of Burley, Idaho, and younger brother, Terry Jacobsen, of Jerome, Idaho.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, corner of 15th and Clark St. , Pocatello. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 North 15th Ave., Pocatello. Interment will immediately follow services in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of the donator's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornelison Funeral Home at 431 N. 15th Avenue, Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com.
Cornelison-Henderson Funeral Home
431 N 15Th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Published in Idaho State Journal from Mar. 19 to Mar. 22, 2014