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E. Paul Jacobson

E. Paul Jacobson

Jun 28, 1928 - Apr 29, 2017
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E. Paul Jacobson, 88 of Riverton, died at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander on Saturday, April 29, 2017. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Davis Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 5, 2017, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Emil Paul Jacobson was born on June 28, 1928 in Sheridan, WY to Emil Peter and Mary (O’Shea) Jacobson. He attended Holy Name School and Sheridan High School before moving to Denver where he graduated from Regis High School with the class of 1947. He moved to Norman Oklahoma in 1948 and in 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged in 1953, he moved to Riverton, WY.

He was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Mission and St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. He was on the Parish Council for St. Margaret’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

On October 2, 1954, he married his wife of 62 years, Rosalie Wertz, in Riverton, WY. They chose to stay in Riverton raising their six children and making it their forever home.

He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mountain States Telephone Company and Pathfinder Mines. He was an electrician by trade.

He loved being with his family and taking road trips. The family never knew where his next adventure would take him. He loved to take drives even if they were just short ones around Fremont County. “He was congenial, kind, and overall nice man” his family and friends said.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Wertz-Jacobson; sons, Michael (Martha) Jacobson of Casper, WY, Patrick Jacobson of Pavillion, WY, and Matthew (Kerry) Jacobson of Lander, WY; daughters, Susan (Bill) Austin of Downey, CA, Carmen (Charlie) Needham of Riverton, WY, and Maureen (Frank) Weyrich of Worland, WY; grandchildren, Conor and Cory Jacobson, Tabitha Aragon and Ian Jacobson, Sam and Hannah Austin, Alexandra and Mason Jacobson, Elizabeth, Nathan, Gavin and Daniel Weyrich; and great grandchildren, Skyler and Patrick Jacobson, Lena Jacobson, and Stella Aragon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Mary Jacobson; sister, Florence Jacobson; and brother, Donald Jacobson. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Donor’s Choice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.