After graduating from Lansing Sexton High School, Harold graduated Michigan State University in 1947 followed by service in the Army.
Harold was an innovative packaging engineer at General Motors where he worked for over 30 years.
On July 20, 1957, he married Kathryn Grimm, and together they raised three daughters.
Harold was a proud Eagle Scout, and he excelled at many creative hobbies. After retirement, he enjoyed building furniture, making wooden toys for his family and friends, gardening, and traveling with Kathryn.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathryn Jacobson (2007); his parents, Harold E. Jacobson Sr. (1977) and Leta (Eitel) Jacobson (1937); sister, Ardis Jacobson (1929); and stepmother, Helen (Wilson) Jacobson (2003). He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Mark) Haines, Lisa Jacobson and Amy Jacobson; his grandsons, Nicholas Haines, and Jonathon Haines; and his sisters, Marilyn Rider and Jan Krouskup.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow at Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.