Obit: Jacobson, Tilmer I. (1919 - 2012)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt




Surnames: Braaten, Griffin, Groppe, Jacobson, Mageland, Neumann, Schwoch,


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/14/2012


Jacobson, Tilmer “Tim” I. (1 JAN 1919 - 13 MAR 2012)


Tilmer “Tim” I. Jacobson, 93, Colby, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in the emergency department at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.


Tilmer was born January 1, 1919, in Vernon County, son of the late Thrond and Ingaborg (Groppe) Jacobson.


He attended Lyster School in Vernon County. Later, he enlisted in the United States Army before returning home to the family farm.


On May 5, 1950, he married the former Ruth Mageland in the Lutheran Church parsonage in Viroqua.


Tilmer was employed as an artificial inseminator for local dairy farms until his retirement in 1982.


Hobbies included horseshoe pitching, bowling and dartball. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing with his wife.


Tim was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby and was a former trustee for the church. He was also a former board member of both the Colby Cemetery Association and Clark County Veterans Commission in Neillsville.


Survivors include his wife, Ruth, Colby; two daughter, Kathleen (Kurt) Schwoch, Dorchester, and July (Terry) Griffin of Janesville; and one sister Myrtle Braaten, Viroqua.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will preside. Committal services will be held privately at a later date. Tim’s family will receive relatives and friends Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Tilmer’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, Pink Hearts of Wisconsin and Marshfield Research Foundation Heart Care.




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