Lt. Col. Lindor A. Jacobsen

Lt. Col. Lindor A. Jacobsen

Lt. Col. Lindor A. Jacobsen

April 18, 1921 to April 16, 2008

Retired Lt. Col. Lindor A. Jacobsen was born in Hovland, Minn. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music and Social Studies from the University of Minnesota, and for five years was the band director in Minnesota. Lindor studied for his Master's Degree at the University of Colorado, the University of Wyoming, and at New York University.

Lindor was recalled to active duty in 1953. Some of his duty assignments included British Columbia, Oregon, California, Montana, Texas, and NATO units in France and Belgium.

As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, Lindor received a "Citation to Accompany the Award of the Joint Service

Commendation Medal" for exceptionally meritorious service while serving as Commander, Detachment 1, 1141 USAF

Special Activities Squadron, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, during the period July, 1969 to July, 1972. During this period Colonel Jacobsen established exceptional harmony among his U.S. Army and Navy contemporaries to affect programs and policies which improved the morale and welfare of the U.S. personnel in this multi-national

community. He rendered valuable and distinguished service and contributed significantly to the successful

accomplishment of a vital support mission. By his exemplary performance of duty, Colonel Jacobsen reflected great credit upon himself, the U.S. Military Establishment and

Allied Command in Europe. Also, during his time in the

service he earned the meritorious award, the Bronze Star.

Lindor was an avid reader and loved his home. He is

survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Betty Jo; his former wife, Sylvia Lawrence; and his daughters,

Jo Fielstrom, Vicki Fieg, Cynthia Anderson, and Sandy

Lawrence; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding Lindor in death were his four brothers and three sisters.

We wish to extend our thanks to all who loved Lindor,

especially his care-giver, Victoria. Lindor is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

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