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“THANK YOU FOR BEING MY DAD, I wish every child could have a father like you. Dad I really miss you. You stood by me through everything and I thank...Read More »
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“My condolences to Mike's family, he will be missed by both family and friends alike. I don't think a can remember anyone as friendly as Mike. He was...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Mike at Brian and Mellissa's wedding in 02/2012. Rest in Peace Mike, May your stay in...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Julia and Jeff Blowers - Friend

“We always enjoyed mike's positive attitude. He always wanted to hear what you had to say. He really enjoyed life. ”
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“Very sorry to hear Mike passed away! Will always remember him as a happy,fun and sometimes crazy guy to talk with. Thinking of all of you at a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bennett Ohnstad - Argusville, ND

“Remembering all our visits and the good times we had, will be special memories for us always. We will never find another one like you, Mikey - you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Martinez & Sherry Josephsen

“Mikey, you are already missed and always will be. Such a good man! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Mickelson - Friend

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Michael L. Jacobson, age 64, of West Fargo, ND passed away on June 2, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Jacobson was born July 31, 1948, in Northwood, North Dakota to Vernon and Eileen Jacobson. Mike lived in West Fargo for 60+ years where he graduated from West Fargo High School in 1966 and Moorhead State College in 1971 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. In 1970 he married Sharon Jenison and together they had 4 children; Brad, Zondra, Brian and Brandon.

Mike started his career in the restaurant industry at the Hi-10 Steakhouse & Lounge in West Fargo, where he became part-owner. He managed the Harwood American Legion for 15 years and continued in the industry at Legends Bar and Grill. He also owned and operated Mike's Catering for 20+ years.

Mike was a very caring and compassionate person who was always willing to help a friend or stranger. Known for his big heart and ability to connect with everyone he met, he truly enjoyed helping others. Mike was a very hard worker and instilled the importance of a strong work ethic in his children. He also loved to have a good time. Mike lived the motto, "work hard, play hard" every day! In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, canning, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Eileen Emmerich Veitch, West Fargo, ND; his children, Brad (Carrie), West Fargo, ND, Zondra (Roger) Duysen, West Fargo, ND, Brian (Mellissa), West Fargo, ND, Brandon (Sarah), Horace, ND; sister Peggy (Bruce) Kringlie, Fargo, ND, brother, Greg (Sharon), West Fargo, ND, brother, Kevin, Argusville, ND, step sister, Diane (Dan) Stark of Moorhead, MN; grandchildren, Allison, Brayden, Haleigh, Kylee, Madison, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Jake and Lillian Emmerich and paternal grandparents, Axel and Nettie Christianson; his father, Vernon Jacobson; step father, Norman Veitch and nephew, Dana Jacobson.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please donate to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Visitation: Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

Memorial Service: Friday at 11 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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