Ronald K. Jacobson


Jacobson, RonRonald K. Jacobson age 77 of Tyler passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Colonial Manor in Balaton, MN.  Services will be held at 11:00a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Tyler Area Funeral Home.  Visitation will be  held one hour prior to the service.  Stephens Funeral Service-Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald Keith Jacobson was born October 26, 1936 in Canada to Helmer and Geneva(Baker) Jacobson.  He graduated from  Watertown, SD  high school in 1954. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1954-1957 in Korea as a radar operator.  He was honorably discharged and returned to Watertown, where he met and married Bonnie Croisant on June 14, 1959.  They moved to Madison, SD where he earned his teaching degree.  His first teaching job was in Marietta, MN.  He then worked as a high school math/computer teacher and golf coach from 1967-1993, when he retired.  Ron owned and operated the Lincoln County Drive Inn Movie Theatre and the Tracy Movie Theatre for many years, and served as an EMT with the Tyler Ambulance Service.   Ron was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, going to motorcycle rallys.  For their 25th Wedding anniversary he and Bonnie rode to Las Vegas on his cycle.  Golf, woodworking and carpentry were all enjoyed by Ron.  He took flying lessons and learned to fly an airplane after he retired.

He is survived by his daughter Lori(Terry) Wynia of Marshall and son: Mark of Stoughton, WI; grandchildren Samantha and Joseph Wynia; and one brother Murray Jacobson of Watertown, SD.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Bonnie, infant son Jeffrey and sister Nadine Walsh.


  1. Ralph Hagen says:

    Dear Mark, Lori and family,
    We were sorry to hear about your Dad Ron. He was a man of integrity, a good friend whose
    whit and humor could make you laugh. We had many years of golfing and coaching against each
    other. It was a fun bunch of guys and he would have odd situations that would happen to golfers and ask
    us “What would you do? or How would you rule on this situation?” He kept everyone on their toes.
    Ralph Hagen
    Minneota, MN

  2. DeDe Hanson (Mrs. Pal Hanson says:

    Murray, Lori, Mark and Families…

    So sorry to read of your loss….Pic and Bonnie, Pal and I had Many Many wonderful times together and good fun…. My Sympathy is with all of you….. DeDe Hanson

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