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Peter A. Jacobson

Posted April 03, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

January 10, 1966 – April 1, 2013

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Peter Arlo Jacobson, 47, died on Monday, April 1, 2013. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. A private burial will be held at Glendale Cemetery.

Peter was born on January 10, 1966, in Cedar Rapids, IA to Arlo and Jean (Rackey) Jacobson. He graduated from Corning High School in 1984 and attended Job Corp to learn the painter’s trade. Peter served in the Iowa Army National Guard serving with the 186th MP Company in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. Peter was employed with Drake University in the Food Service Dept. He enjoyed the outdoors–fishing, bike riding, and mushroom hunting–and he loved animals and children, especially his nieces and nephew.

Peter will be missed by his mother, Jean Jacobson of Des Moines, brother, Paul (Diane) Jacobson of Lenexa, KS, sister, Laura (Kevin) Shea of Wexford, PA, brother, John (Allison) Jacobson of West Des Moines, brother-in-law, Marlin Beckfield of Des Moines; nieces, Hallie Beckfield, Lillian and Lidia Jacobson; and nephew, Lane Shea, and many close friends. Peter was preceded in death by his father, Arlo Mervin Jacobson and sister, Linda Beckfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1441 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA 50314. Online condolences may be shared at

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Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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