5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
9-10:00 A.M. Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.
7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10:00 A.M. Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
V. Keith Jacobson, 69, New Salem, died Aug. 5, 2014.
Keith was born June 22, 1945 in Fargo, ND to Vernon and Frances Jacobson. He was the third of six boys. He grew up in Fargo; graduated from Fargo Shanley High School and obtained a master’s of education at NDSU. He later received his Special Education Certification at Bemidji State University. After teaching special education at Mahnomen and Ada, MN while residing in Gary, MN he moved and became the principal at New Salem High School. As a Principal in Williston, and Superintendent of Schools in both Mandaree and White Shield on the Reservations, Keith did progressive work within the school system that bought positive change to many children’s lives.
He grew up being passionate about ranching and the love of horses (eating oats as a child). Keith pursued his dream of being on the plains of western North Dakota when he purchased a small ranch by New Salem, ND. His dream of raising well-bred quarter horses became a reality. He enjoyed hunting every year with dear friends and family. He enjoyed driving around western North Dakota reminiscing about all the deer he had once seen. Medora was his cowboy dream and he with his family visited annually. This is a place where he could feel like a kid and enjoy the wild life while teaching his grandchildren about the true old Wild West. Keith had a great love for his children and grandchildren. Keith married Catherine Yunker on May 29, 1965.
He is survived by his children: Brian (Shayne), Brenda, John, and David (Kristin) along with six grandchildren; Mother is Frances Jacobson (Vernon-deceased), brothers Ron (Nina), Neal (Judy), Doug (Chris), Kent (Susan), and Tim (Kim), and many nieces and nephews.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting Boulger Funeral Home.