The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


August 27, 2012

Alvin P. Jacobsen

CLINTON — April 30, 1924 - Aug. 25, 2012

Alvin P. Jacobsen, 88, of Clinton, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Miles American Legion. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Goose Lake Lions Club.   Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Peter Jacobsen was born on April 30, 1924, in Jackson County, Iowa, the son of Jurgen and Helene (Seifert) Jacobsen. He married Gladys Schult on December 15, 1946, in Davenport, Iowa.

Alvin was a 1942 graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the United States Army 13th Air Corps for two years in the South Pacific during World War II.

Alvin farmed for 48 years retiring in 1996. He also worked as a millwright at Clinton Corn from 1942-1948.

Alvin was one of the founding members of Ascension Lutheran Church in Goose Lake, a member of the Clinton County Cattlemen’s Association, the Miles American Legion, a charter member of the Goose Lake Lions Club, a board member and past president of Preston Mutual, and a board member of Community Bank in Preston. He was also apart of the reorganization committee that consolidated the current Northeast Community School District in 1962.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Gladys, of Clinton; one daughter, Karen (Jim) Bruhn of Miles, Iowa; four sons: Dennis Jacobsen of Stanwood, Iowa, David (Tammy) Jacobsen of Clinton, Iowa, Mark (Peg) Jacobsen of Clinton, Iowa, and Loran (Teresa) Jacobsen of Goose Lake, Iowa; six grandchildren: Karlynn Miller, Stacy Waddell, Aaron Schaefer, Caley Jacobsen, Lee Jacobsen and Matthew Jacobsen, four great-grandchildren. He was also the godfather of John Crow and Diane (Harvey) Marten.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Joyce; and a grandson, Andrew Jacobsen.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Goose Lake Lions Club or Ascension Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at

Death date: Aug. 25, 2012

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