James Conrad Jacobson

November 21, 1930September 15, 2011

James Conrad Jacobson, age 80 of Freedom Township, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 15, 2011. He was born November 21, 1930, in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the son of the late William “Ole” and Myrtle M. (Brandes) Jacobson. Jim graduated from the University of Iowa and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He retired from Firestone in 1982 and was an active member of the Portage Community Chapel. Mr. Jacobson loved to sing. He was a member of a barbershop quartet in the 60’s and 1970’s, and also sang for many weddings and church functions. Jim loved to help at the annual fall harvest with his family in Illinois. Jim is survived by his loving family, including his wife Naida Jacobson; children: Martha Huls of Wooster, James C. (Susan) Jacobson II of Cuyahoga Falls, Brian (Kathy) Jacobson of Carrollton, Andrew Jacobson of Hartville, Mary (Carey) Norris of Massillon; step-children: Kim (Rick) Cook of Ravenna, Billie Lambert of Tyler, TX, Mark (Amanda) Lambert of Greenville, TX, Melanie Lambert of Ravenna, Julie Lambert of Ravenna; grandchildren: Kristine and Steven Jacobson, Josey and Shelby Huls, Andrew and Emily Jacobson, Katelyn, Allen and Corey Jacobson, and Jorja Faye Norris; step-grandchildren: Rachael (Billy) Tharp, Jared Cook, Austin, Ariel, Angel, and Evan Lambert, Taylor Lambert, and Derek Hollman; and great-grandchildren: Alayna and Justin Tharp. Friends will be received Monday, September 19, 2011, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Portage Community Chapel, 6490 State Route 14, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Barry Shahan Monday at 5:00 PM. Private burial will take place on a later date at Drakesburg Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Portage Community Chapel.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 19, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, September 19, 2011

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Suzanne Hersek

September 20, 2011

To the Jacobson Family:

While there are no words to ease the pain you are experiencing now, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Martha Cosbey

September 20, 2011

Mary, You've been through so much, it just doesn't seem fair. I'm sorry for your loss. I know you were close to your Dad and I wish I could ease your pain. Jorja and Carey have that same pain and I'm helpless to change that, too. Please find comfort that he had a good life and that he found success, which I'm sure made him happy. Can't ask for much more. Love, Aunt Mart

Doug Southworth

September 19, 2011

My condolences and prayers to Carey, Mary, and the rest of the family, God be with you!

Gina Holcomb

September 18, 2011

Jim was a wonderful man and husband to my mother Bonnie for ten years. I have some great memories of our time together. My prayers are with all of his family and I send my regrets as I cannot travel to make the services.

September 16, 2011

Jim & Sue, Martha, Brian, Andy, Mary and families, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Diane, Keith and Allison Tuma

roger and mary amos

September 16, 2011

to nadia and all the family , we are so sorry for your loss. james will be missed by all of us, if you need anything please call juanita or myself

Marty Huls

September 16, 2011

Marty Jacobson Huls

September 16, 2011

Brad Clark

September 16, 2011

Mary I am so very sorry for the loss of your Father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

The staff of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

September 16, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.