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1946 Gary 2021

Gary Jacobson

April 8, 1946 — January 29, 2021

Detroit Lakes

Gary Dean Jacobson, 74, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home.

Gary Jacobson was born on April 8, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Ingvald and Clara (Nelson) Jacobson. He attended school in Audubon, MN, graduating in 1964. He attended Wadena Area Technical College where he graduated with an automotive degree.

Gary married Bonita “Bonnie” Bengtson on August 5, 1967 and this union was blessed with a son, Dean.

He served in the United States Army and spent time in Germany. He worked for Nereson Chevrolet, Grovers, Culligan Soft Water, and Champlain Service Station prior to working for Case IH in Fargo, ND for over 30 years.

Gary liked to hunt and fish when he was able; and he and Bonnie enjoyed their camping trips. He also liked to attend car shows and always had time to visit. Friends and family were very important to him.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Bonnie; his son, Dean (Jennie) Jacobson; his grandchildren, Destiny, Tristen, and Logan; his sister, Jean; his brother-in-law, Roger (Bonnie) Bengtson; his sister-in-law, Roxanne (Ron) Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.

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