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Ron Jacobson, 65, passed away peacefully at home in Yuma, Ariz. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

Ron was born June 5, 1948 in Park Rapids to Robert and LaVerna Jacobson. He graduated from Park Rapids High in 1966 and entered the U.S. Army. He married Beverly Schmidt Aug. 7, 1966.

After his discharge from the army, Ron and Beverly returned to Park Rapids, where he worked for Shavers Construction. After several years in Park Rapids, he moved his family to Vancouver, Wash. Ron worked for Granite Construction for many years and became superintendent of heavy equipment. His work took them too many states, ending in Texas before retiring.

Ron enjoyed spending time with family, friends, sand railing, four wheeling and riding his motorcycles.

Ron was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association.

Ron is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Yuma, Ariz.; father, Robert Jacobson of St. Cloud; sisters, Renee (Bill) Helm of Yuma, Susie (Roger) Peet and Julie Parsons, both of Park Rapids; four daughters, Debby (Ron Beckerleg) Sellin-Beckerleg of Elk River, Misty (Mike) Palodichuk of Park Rapids, Lisa Jacobson (Greg Parsons) of Osage, Josie (Stephen) Roberts of Little Elm, Texas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial service: was held Dec. 23, 2013 at Foothills Assembly of God Church in Yuma, Ariz.