Age 88, of Okemos, MI, died on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Clare Bridge of Meridian, a loving memory care community.  He was born on Saturday, June 12, 1926, in Lansing, Michigan.

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.

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8 Messages to “Harold E. Jacobson, Jr.”

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    Karen Billman McKay Says:

    Harold was like a second father to me and my sister Sue. Our two families lived next to each other for many years. My dad went to H.S. school with Kathy and my mom shared a hospital room with Kathy when I was born and Lisa was born. We shared many good times together including family vacations. Harold made wooden toys for my boys when they were young and they still have them to this day. I love you and will miss you Harold. Say hello to Kathy and my mom. You are in a much better place.
    Love, Karen

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    Muralee, Angie, Kavitha and Sunitha Nair Says:

    Harold became our good friend from the first day we met him. He was the best neighbor anyone could wish for. He watched over our daughters, Kavitha and Sunitha, from elementary school through high school. Harold was available for advice and always offered a helping hand to anyone in need. We will never forget his pleasant manner and the big smile. Harold will always be remembered in our family.

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    lisa stringer Says:

    I never knew Mr. Jacobson but his daughter Amy has been dear to me for many years. My message is to Amy…prayers hugs and love through this difficult time of death. Stay strong my friend.

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