George T. Jacobsen
November 17, 1931 – March 20, 2018
Mr. George T. Jacobsen, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Hospital. At the time of his passing George was in the hearts of those he loved the most.
George is survived by his wife Irma Jacobsen; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Nick Stroghilas; his sister, Margie Stoddard; his brothers, Hans Jacobsen and David Jacobsen; he was predeceased by his brother, Andy Jacobsen and his sisters, Anna Danielson, Helen Erdvig and Thorhild Christopher.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 3:00 - 7:00 at the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. George's funeral will commence at 6:30 at the funeral home. Graveside services will commence on Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1500 State Road 7, North Lauderdale with military honor conferred by the United States Navy.
- Irma Jacobsen, Spouse
- Debbie (Nick) Stroghilas, Daughter
- Margie Stoddard, Sister
- Hans Jacobsen, Brother
- David Jacobsen, Brother
- Andy Jacobsen, Brother
- Anna Danielsen, Sister
- Helen Erdvig, Sister
- Thorhild Christopher, Sister
- George also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Public Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, March 23, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
George T. Jacobsen
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March 23, 2018
I can't remember a time when you were not in our lives, Uncle George. I can still remember your wedding day and the pretty, mint green dresses that my sister and I wore as your flower girls. I remember being worried at the time, that you were going to take Aunt Irma away from us, but little did we know that instead, you would become an integral part of our lives woven into the fabric of so many wonderful memories. When our mom was sick, it was you who prayed with us and gave us the strength to get through the most painful event in our young lives. I can also remember all of the magical times we had, with the entire family sitting around the dining room table in Fishkill for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter ... you, Aunt Irma, Grandpa Gareri, Aunt Terry, Lisa, Frank, Linda, Roy, "the hunters" (aka the Fuocos) ... my childhood was truly magical and in great part because of you. We will miss you so much, but find comfort in the knowledge that you are in heaven with Jesus and all of your loved ones. I know that we will all be together again one day, and on that day, we will celebrate with a grand party. But until then, I pray for your peace, and that it provides Aunt Irma the strength she needs to live in this world without you, until you are eternally reunited. We love you, Uncle George, and are so grateful to have had you in our lives for as long as we did.
Forever your niece,
March 22, 2018
I think my brother and sister and I will always remember Uncle George and Aunt Irma coming up on the weekends to Fishkill. We always looked forward to their weekend visits. They would take us shopping and buy us treats and go on day trips with us. Whether it was apple picking in the fall, swimming and air shows in the summer or just spending time with us they were so much fun! We will miss you and love you forever.
With love and peace,