Arthur "Art" Jacobson

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

May 24, 1917 ~ May 22, 2011

Arthur Jacobson, 93, of Vancouver, WA, died at home surrounded by his family on May 22, 2011. "Art" was born in Columbus, ND on May 24, 1917 to John and Ingrid Jacobson. He graduated from high school in 1936 and came to the Northwest soon after, where he married Marian Fenster, also of Columbus, ND.
Art was employed by Boeing, wiring B17 airplanes for WWII, and eventually moved south to Vancouver where he and Marian have resided since 1951. He was a former operator of Art's Shell Station on Grand Avenue and then Hazel Dell Avenue until his retirement.
During his lifetime, Art contributed to the local community in many ways. He was active in his sons Boy Scout Troop, and served two terms as president of Kiwanis. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and rolled lefse every Saturday, as well as playing a mean game of pinochle. Art was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and camping with his family.
After his retirement, Art and Marian delivered Meals on Wheels to shut ins for approximately 15 years. Art was a member of his church, and being a universal donor, contributed hundreds of units of blood to the Red Cross during his lifetime.
Art is survived by his wife, Marian; sons, Larry of Vancouver and Jay of Rogersville, TN; daughters, Nancy Powell of Vancouver and Jennifer Brown of Battle Ground, WA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, "Jackie" Trunko of Eugene, OR.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Thurs., May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clark County Food Bank or Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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Published in The Columbian on May 24, 2011
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