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Wayne Jacobson

January 24, 1949 — February 24, 2023

Wayne Jacobson



Wayne A. Jacobson, 74 of Devils Lake formerly of Leeds ND passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake surrounded by his loving family. 

Funeral Services for Wayne will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Lori Pankratz officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be held at the Devils Lake Cemetery. Fellowship will follow in the church dining hall. 

Funeral Services will be live streamed on 

Wayne Alan Jacobson, son of Russell and Norma (Anderson) Jacobson was born on January 24, 1949 in Rugby, North Dakota. He grew up in Leeds, ND, attended school there and graduated from Leeds High School with the class of 1967.  In high school, Wayne played trumpet in the band and also participated in Track. He continued his education at Lake Region Junior College, working various jobs to help pay his way through college.

Wayne entered the United States Army on April 6, 1970 and proudly served his country stateside and in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on December 20, 1971 with the rank of Specialist 4.

After his discharge, Wayne returned to the Lake Region and in May of 1974 began working as an Engineering Technician with the North Dakota State Highway Department. He retired in April of 2006 after dedicated service of 32 years. While working in Rolette, ND with the Highway Department, Wayne met his precious Sheila Johnson and they were united in marriage on October 18, 1975 at the Valle Lutheran Church in Rolette. They lived in Leeds for a short time, then moved to Devils Lake where they lived, worked and raised their family through the years. 

Wayne loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting with family and friends.  It was the perfect day, when Wayne could sit out on the deck, enjoying a good cup of coffee and good conversation with neighbors, family and friends.  As the evening would come, Wayne enjoyed a little star gazing and just the pure beauty of nature.  Indoor time was spent watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, NASCAR, playing pinochle and solitaire on his computer.  But the most treasured times were those spent with his family.

Wayne was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and also enjoyed membership in the Devils Lake Elks and Eagles Lodges.

Wayne’s loving family include his wife of 47 years, Sheila; son Michael Jacobson (Amy); daughter Cindy Jacobson (John) and granddaughter Abigail Nash all of Devils Lake; brothers Curtis (Peggy) Jacobson and Danny (Cathy) Jacobson all of Devils Lake; mother-in-law Delores Johnson, Rugby ND; in-laws Mark and Phyllis Johnson, Rugby, Donna Johnson, Rolette, and Gloria Belisle, Willow City ND; many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Norma, brother David Jacobson, father-in-law Albin Johnson and brother-in-law Terry Johnson.   



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