Wilmour Charles Jacobson, 99, of Selma, California (formerly of rural Holdrege)

Funeral Services for Wilmour C. Jacobson will be conducted from the Moses Hill Evangelical Covenant Church, northwest of Holdrege, Nebraska on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Craig Roberts officiating. Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County, Nebraska.

Wilmour Charles Jacobson, 99 years of age, of Selma, California (formerly of rural Holdrege) passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Selma. Wilmour was born January 18, 1914 on the family farm northwest of Holdrege in Phelps County, the eldest of two sons born to Carl W. and Selma (Jeppson) Jacobson. He received his education from the Moses Hill School District #14.

Following his education, Wilmour engaged in farming, raising corn, wheat, alfalfa, milo, cattle and hogs northwest of Holdrege. In September of 1935 he was united in marriage to Lydia E. Elf and to this union one daughter, Almetta Mae was born in 1939. On March 31, 1970, Wilmour was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia. After Lydia's passing, he was united in marriage to Doris Bergman of Kingsburg, California. The couple retired from farming in 1979 and moved to Kingsburg. Following their retirement Wilmour's daughter, Almetta and her husband, Virgil Schmidt began to make their home on the family farm.

Wilmour was a longtime, faithful member of the Moses Hill Church when he resided in Phelps County serving as Chairman and Secretary for many years. He also served on the Moses Hill Cemetery Association, as president for several years. While in California, he attended the First Covenant Church in Kingsburg and subsequently was elected to the Board of Trustees, which maintained the church property. He was very active helping neighbors and friends if a need came about. Wilmour also served on several business board of directors, which included the Loomis Farmers Coop and the Loomis Public School Board. He enjoyed putting his handy-man skills to work during the winter months in California doing vineyard equipment repairs, home repairs and woodworking. In season, he also enjoyed bringing fruit to the designated market places. Wilmour was always eager to show visitors to California, touring the crop processing procedures, as well as many scenic areas and attractions in and around the San Joaquin Valley.

Besides his first wife, Lydia and his parents; Wilmour was preceded in death by son-in-law, Virgil L. Schmidt on April 23, 2006; and sister-in-law, Elaine Saaterburg and her husband, Herbert.

Wilmour is survived by his wife, Doris of Selma, CA; daughter, Almetta Rohnke and her husband, Richard of rural Holdrege; step-son, Ronald Bergman and his wife, Judith of Kingsburg; step-daughter, Bonnievieve Stahl and her husband, Clifford of Visalia, CA; two granddaughters: Vicki Baxter and her husband, John of Arapahoe, Nebraska and Valeri Broeker and her husband, Wesley of rural Orleans, Nebraska; seven great-grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren and their families; one brother, Warren Jacobson and his wife, Betty of Holdrege; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Wilmour's honor and kindly suggested to the Moses Hill Cemetery Association.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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