Warren Myrle Jacobson, age 93 Holdrege Ne
A Celebration of Life service for Warren M. Jacobson will be conducted from the Moses Hill Evangelical Covenant Church, rural Loomis, Nebraska, on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Craig Roberts, Chaplain DeWane Dow and Mr. Wayne Carlson officiating. Interment will follow at the Moses Hill Cemetery at rural Loomis, with Military Honors provided by the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in conjunction with the United States Army National Guard Honors Team.
Warren Myrle Jacobson, 93 years of age, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege, Nebraska. He was born December 7, 1920, the second of two children to Carl W. and Selma C. (Jeppson) Jacobson on the family farm nine miles northwest of Holdrege, where he had lived for 88 years prior to making his home at Chrisoma West. As an infant, he was baptized by Rev. Peter Lind. After trusting Christ as his Savior, he was confirmed by Rev. Carl Dahlstedt at the Moses Hill Evangelical Covenant Church. Warren attended Moses Hill District #14 School through the 8th grade.
Following his education, Warren worked for several area farm families and was then inducted into the Army Air Corps on October 7, 1942, at Fort Crook in Omaha, Nebraska. Warren worked as an Airplane Armorer during the European Theatre, serving in Washington D.C., Virginia, New Jersey, and New York City and several bases in England, France and Germany. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge with two Oak Leaf Clusters. On September 14, 1945, Warren was honorably discharged.
Upon returning home, Warren continued his life long career of farming. He enjoyed "fix-it" jobs in the garage his father built for him after the service. Warren spent many hours making major repairs in this garage and helping neighbors with their odd jobs. He drove a gas truck for the Kansas Nebraska Gas Company, and also worked construction during the winters.
Warren was united in marriage to Betty Ann Johnson on October 5, 1947. So that she could attend, the ceremony was held at the home of Betty's grandmother. To this union, two children were born: Carl LeRoy and Carlyn Ann.
In 1949, Warren recommitted his life to the Lord. He was a member of the Moses Hill Covenant Church, serving as Chairman, Trustee, Sunday School teacher, and singing in the Choir and Quartet. He also served on the District #14 and R-6 School Boards.
Warren enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling with his army buddies, reading and attending Travelogue.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilmour Jacobson and his wife, Doris; sister in-law Lydia; and twin granddaughters: Andrea Janae and Alisha Marie.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of 66 years; son LeRoy Jacobson and his wife, Jackie of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Carlyn Hofer and her husband, Darrell of Bridgewater, South Dakota; five grandchildren: Chelsie Jacobson of Boerne, Texas, Brent Jacobson and his wife, Molly of New Braunfels, Texas, Nels Jacobson and his wife, Teagan of Denton, Texas, Hallie Newsom and her husband, Cody of Mt. Vernon, Texas and Nathan Hofer and his fiancĂ©e, Diandra Ortman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two great-grandsons: Finn Jacobson and Reece Jacobson; one niece, Almetta Rohnke and her husband, Richard; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6:00 pm. To 7:30 p.m. at Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds will be distributed between Covenant World Missions and San Antonio Youth for Christ.
Warren will be missed by the family who loved him dearly and the many friends whose lives he touched along the way. We rejoice knowing that he loved the Lord, he's now free of pain and suffering and that we will someday see him again in heaven.
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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