Bert “Ed” Jacobson, 85, died peacefully on May 9, 2012 at his home in Almont.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church, Almont, with Reverend Amalraj Roche celebrating. Burial will be at the Almont Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, May 11, 2012 at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church, Almont, with a Parish Rosary/Vigil at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Ed was born August 26, 1926 in Sims, ND to James and Alice (Hanson) Jacobson. He attended school at Sims until the age of 15 when he went to work for the Peterson brothers. Ed was drafted into the Army and served in WWII from 1944-46. Returning home, he continued to work for the Peterson brothers. On August 28, 1954 Ed married Arlene Voigt at St. Gertrude’s in Raleigh, ND. He had met Arlene while helping her family herd cattle from Elbow Woods, ND to their ranch on the Cannonball River near Raleigh, when their family was uprooted due to the construction of the Garrison Dam. Ed and Arlene lived near McIntosh, SD for five years and returned to Sims, now north of Almont, in 1960. He continued to work for Sig Peterson until 2006. Ed was active on the ranch until his death. A cowboy at heart, Ed loved ranching, Angus cattle, horses, and above all, his family.
Blessed to share his life is his wife of 57 years, Arlene, Almont; seven sons, Dusty, Bismarck, Dale (Hollie) and David (Lynne), all of Almont, Darrel, Mandan, Jared (Sara), Lincoln, Michael, Mandan, and Mark (Marilyn), Almont; three grandchildren, James (Robyn) Jacobson, Almont, Debbie (David) Rau, New Salem, and Caroline Jacobson, Lincoln; three brothers, Wayne (Pearl) Miles City, MT, Bob (Delores), Billings, MT, and Jerry (Judi), Sheridan, WY; five sisters, Betty Scheid and Phyllis Clauson, both of Miles City, MT, Evie Jacobson, Grand Island, NE, and Peggy (Russell) Martin and Carol (Jack) Witcher, all of Miles, City, MT; numerous nieces and nephews; all of his extended family and countless friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Alice in 1966; and an infant son, Andrew John.