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“We extend our sympathy to all of you. Bill was a good friend of Peggy's brother Jim and now the two of them are enjoying heaven. What a party they...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy to the family of Bill. My time heal your hearts and all the wonderful memories bring back the smiles. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl Sailor-Hatle - Albert Lea, MN

“Bill was one of the kindest, most sensible, and friendliest people around. No community event would be complete without Bill - helping, organizing,...Read More »
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“Bill was a very good man. An inspiration and teacher to me throughout my life. He taught me to value and preserve our history and inspired me to...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Kristi Koziolek - Delano, MN


William C. " Bill" Jacobsen, age 65, of Freeborn, MN, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at his home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells with Rev. Cherie Daniel officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment will be in the Freeborn Cemetery. All are invited to the Freeborn American Legion for continued fellowship after the burial. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.
William Craig Jacobsen was born July 10, 1951 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Norman and Dorothy (Quade) Jacobsen. He grew up and graduated from Freeborn High School, the class of 1969. He attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis for an Agriculture degree. On June 9, 1978, he was united in marriage to Janice Frantum in Alden. To this union two sons were born and the couple later divorced. He farmed in Freeborn with his father on the family farm. He loved his Angus cows. Bill painted antique tractors and engines and enjoyed traveling to tractor shows and swap meets. Bill was active in his sons' lives and loved spending time giving tractor rides to his grandson Aiden. He was a former member of the Freeborn County Cattlemen's Assoc., and the Freeborn Historical Society; and a former board member of the Freeborn Cemetery.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Bill is survived by his 2 sons: Erik Jacobsen of Alden, MN, Travis (Marissa Miller) Jacobsen of Wells; 2 grandsons: Aiden and Holton of Wells, and one grandson due in January 2017; Special friend, Mary Koziolek;
1 sister: Mary (husband Dennis) Rollenhagen of Wells, 2 brothers: Randy (wife Mary) Jacobsen of Loganville, GA, and Rick (wife Julie) Jacobsen of Akron, OH; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.