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Donald Jacobson

   Donald “Jake” M. Jacobson, 74, of Gladwin died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at MidMichigan Medical Center- Midland after a short illness He was born May 17, 1932 to Melvin and Cora (Perciville) Jacobson in Chicago, Illinois He was a police officer with the Chicago Police Department. He retired in 1988.

   He fought for the United States Army during the Korean Conflict Jake lived in Gladwin County since 1997; he previously resided in Chicago. He was a member of Albright Shores Eagles Aerie #3655 and a member of the Harrison Moose Lodge.

   He married Gayla Vanest on Jan 14, 1980 in Chicago.

   Surviving are his wife, Gayla Jacobson of Gladwin; three daughters, Patti (Jeff) Rutherford of Ontario, Canada, Donna Hensley of Glendale Heights, Illinois, and Dina Jacobson of Ponderay, Idaho; two sons, Fred Hanchett of Lexington, Kentucky, and Robert (Jenn) Hanchett of Traverse City; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faith (Fred) York of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Shirley (Jim) Proudfoot of Crown Point, Indiana; two brothers, Harry (Geri) Jacobson of Tempe, Arizona, and Jim (Rose) Jacobson of Culver, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; and a daughter, Cheryl Marshall.

   Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at Hall- Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Brad Withrow officiating. An Eagles service was also held.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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