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Burton "Jake" Jacobson passed away on Feb. 5, surrounded by his family. He was born in Sept., 1919 in Sacred Heart, Minnesota to Joseph and Bertha Jacobson.
He graduated from Willmar High School, earned a B.S. degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and received a M.S. from the University of Minnesota. He finished with post graduate studies at the University of California.
Burt served in the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry from 1941 - 1945 in the Aleutions and European Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Burt married Elsie in Minnesota in 1948. He taught for seven years and then moved on to the Solano College for 28 years where he taught Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry until his retirement in 1981. He received the award "Outstanding College Science Instructor" in 1971.
Jake enjoyed hunting, fishing, many cruises and travel to Europe, China, S. America, R.V.ing and travel throughout the U.S.
He was an active volunteer at Kaiser Vacaville in the Health Education Dept. for 11 years, a Mason for 60 years, VFW, Disabled Vets and Shepherd of the Hills Church.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie; daughter, Randi Blake (Steve) of Woodland; grandsons, Eric Dreier (Nicole) of Phoenix and Grant Dreier of Redding; great grandchildren, Garon, twins, Lucy and Annie, twins, Cody and Colt Dreier of Phoenix; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vincent and sister, Dorothy Clark.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Church or Disabled American Veterans.
A special thanks for the loving and thoughtful care by the staff of Vacaville Convalescent and Rehab Center and Kaiser Hospital Vacaville.
Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home 707-446-3233.
Published in The Reporter on Feb. 10, 2013