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Service Details

Visitation:

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Michael Loren Jacobsen

Michael Loren Jacobsen, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 15 at his home. Services will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with visitation from 12 to 2:00 p.m. and the funeral service at 2:00 p.m.

Michael was born July 3, 1969 in Omaha, NE to Loren and Janis Jacobsen. The family moved to Des Moines when Michael was 6 years old. He graduated from Valley High School in 1987 and then attended DMACC and the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He moved to Tucson, AZ where he met his future wife, Willow in 1998. The couple moved to Des Moines and were married February 9, 2002. Michael worked as an Electrician for Commonwealth Electric and was a member of IBEW Local 347.

In his free time, Michael enjoyed various activities. His family owned and raced horses at Prairie Meadows, he cheered the Chicago Cubs and the Nebraska Huskers with his children, and always had weekly movie nights with his family. Another favorite family activity was frequenting various amusement parks.

Michael is survived by his wife, Willow; children, Collin and Marin Jacobsen; his parents, Loren and Janis Jacobsen; siblings, David (Cari) Jacobsen and Amy (Jeff) Miller; nephews, Benjamin and Matthew Miller; sister-in-law, Sable (BJ) Joseph; parents-in-law, George and Josefa Downs; and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.