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“We are sorry for your loss. He always had a smile on his face and he was a pleasure to know. May God be with you at this difficult time. Sincerely...Read More »
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“I'm very sorry about your loss. Friends Always, Clara Pickett ”
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“My sincere condolences to Louis, Gail and Melissa. Sterle will be missed by all who knew him. He always had a smile and a helping hand out. I am...Read More »
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“Dear family of Sterl's, we sure are going to miss him. He was loved by so many and even though he was quiet, he sure had some punch lines. Over the...Read More »
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Ernest Sterling Jacobson, age 78 of 461 Shady Lane, Little Lake, died Monday morning, October 17, 2005 at Marquette General Hospital.

Mr. Jacobson was born on May 26, 1927 in Gwinn to the late Carl and Emma Bodenus Jacobson and had been a lifelong area resident.

Ernest was a retired U.S. Navy veteran having served 23 years with the Navy during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam war. After concluding his military service, Ernest worked for 20 years for Dobson Mayflower Van Lines.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake where he was active calling Bingo and baking pasties at the legion. His hobbies included traveling, going to camp and deer hunting.

A man who loved his family very much, Ernest is survived by his wife, the former Lois John who he married on August 24, 1952 in Charleston, South Carolina; two daughters, Darla Robert Applebee of Romulus and Gail Mark Soetaert Cornell of Little Lake; a son, Paul Jacobson of Marquette; four grandchildren, Kerri Wood, Robert Applebee, Joshua Cornell and Melissa Cornell; four great grandchildren, Adam Lynch, Ryan Wood, Amber Wood and Aston; one sister, Agnes Setter of Marquette; two brothers, Leonard and Marvin Jacobson, both of Little Lake; also many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 3 pm. in the Gwinn Funeral Home with Rev. Msgr. Timothy Desrochers officiating. Burial will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The honor guard of American Legion Post #349, Little Lake will provide military honors.