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Michael C. Jacobson

Dec. 13, 1942-Feb. 11, 2014


JacobsonMichael C. Jacobson, 71, a longtime resident of Sauvie Island, died Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Sauvie Island Academy, 14445 N.W. Charlton Rd., Portland, OR 97231, with Reverend Phil Mann, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating.

A reception will follow at the school.

Michael Carl Jacobson was born on December 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of the late Arthur “Jake” and Virginia (Adams) Jacobson. He was reared and received his education in Phoenix, San Manuel, and Tucson, Arizona, having been a graduate of the Tucson High School Class of 1960. Following his graduation, he attended Arizona State University.

He was united in marriage to Paula M. Hance on July 9, 1965, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Following their marriage, they made their home on Sauvie Island. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Paula, on January 23, 2009, after celebrating more than 43 years of marriage together.

He was united in marriage to Sherri A. Vetsch, a longtime friend of the family, on November 18, 2012, at the family home on Sauvie Island, where they have resided since.

Michael worked for Blitz Weinhard in Portland for 38 years until his retirement as Brew Master in 2000.

Michael was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Oregon Duck Hunters, Sauvie Island Grange; and served on the boards of the Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Sauvie Island Fire District #30.

Among his special interests, Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family and friends. They especially loved spending time together at their beach house in Surfside, Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Sherri A. Vetsch of Sauvie Island; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Don Cooper of Vancouver, Washington; and his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Trudi Jacobson of Sauvie Island, Oregon.

Also surviving are his eight beautiful grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances be contributed to the Sauvie Island Grange Scholarship Fund, Sauvie Island Fire District #30 Scholarship Fund, or the charity of your choice.

Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements, 503-693-7965.

Michael C. Jacobson, 71, a longtime resident of Sauvie Island, died Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Sauvie Island Academy, 14445 N.W. Charlton Rd., Portland, OR 97231, with Reverend Phil Mann, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating.

A reception will follow at the school.

Michael Carl Jacobson was born on December 13, 1942, in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of the late Arthur “Jake” and Virginia (Adams) Jacobson. He was reared and received his education in Phoenix, San Manuel, and Tucson, Arizona, having been a graduate of the Tucson High School Class of 1960. Following his graduation, he attended Arizona State University.

He was united in marriage to Paula M. Hance on July 9, 1965, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Following their marriage, they made their home on Sauvie Island. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Paula, on January 23, 2009, after celebrating more than 43 years of marriage together.

He was united in marriage to Sherri A. Vetsch, a longtime friend of the family, on November 18, 2012, at the family home on Sauvie Island, where they have resided since.

Michael worked for Blitz Weinhard in Portland for 38 years until his retirement as Brew Master in 2000.

Michael was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Oregon Duck Hunters, Sauvie Island Grange; and served on the boards of the Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Sauvie Island Fire District #30.

Among his special interests, Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family and friends. They especially loved spending time together at their beach house in Surfside, Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Sherri A. Vetsch of Sauvie Island; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Don Cooper of Vancouver, Washington; and his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Trudi Jacobson of Sauvie Island, Oregon.

Also surviving are his eight beautiful grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances be contributed to the Sauvie Island Grange Scholarship Fund, Sauvie Island Fire District #30 Scholarship Fund, or the charity of your choice.

Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements, 503-693-7965.