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Obituary for Nilmer E. "Nick" Jacobson


Nilmer E. "Nick" Jacobson, 90, of Caledonia, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, peacefully at his home.
He was born July 30, 1920, in rural Kenyon, Minn., the son of Nels and Ida (Lee) Jacobson. Nick attended rural country school.
Some would say, Nick was born with a mechanics wrench in his hand. He worked for Hector Construction Co. in Caledonia for 31 years and the Houston County Shop for another 10 1/2 years. Nick also ran his own shop where on the weekends, he fixed cars and enjoyed spending his time there. On June 27, 1954, he married Adeline Raitz at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hector, Minn. Nick served on the Caledonia Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and the Caledonia Ambulance for six years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia where he served on the church council and he was also a Cub Scout leader.  Nick enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and he had a love for airplanes and flying. Nick had a huge love for his family and friends. His kind heart was always there to help. One of his famous quotes was "take life one day at a time."
Survivors include his wife, Adeline of Caledonia; one daughter, Kathy (Gordy) King of Caledonia; three grandchildren, Wesley King of San Diego, Calif., Nicolas (Amanda) King and Kristin (Chad) Aasum, both of Caledonia; three great-grandchildren, Riley Aasum, Loralei Aasum, and Isaac King; one sister, Pearl Sathre of Northfield, Minn.; three sisters-in-law, Marlys Jacobson of Rochester, Minn., and Norma Jacobson and Ruth Jacobson, both of Kenyon, Minn.; and many special nephews and nieces and their spouses.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Larry Jacobson; three brothers, Ossie Jacobson, Sam Jacobson, and Lawrence "Bud" Jacobson; and his sister, Eleanor (Joe) Flom.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Rev. Steven E. Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Udell and his staff for the wonderful care and kindness given to Nick at his home from Gundersen Lutheran Hospice.