Cottonwood Heights, Utah – Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Daniel Ervin Jacobsen, 81, passed peacefully from this earth to rejoin with many loved ones in the Spirit World on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
Born to Daniel Lanis Jacobsen and Ilah Allgood Jacobsen in Salt Lake City on Feb. 2, 1942, he grew up in Salt Lake City and later moved to Bountiful, Utah, in 1957. He graduated from Bountiful High School, and then served in the Eastern States Mission (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York) from March 1961 to March 1963 for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Daniel served in the Utah Army National Guard 396th Aviation Group, Bountiful Armory, from 1966-1972 with an honorable discharge. He attended Weber State College and graduated from The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints Institute of Religion in 1973.
Daniel met the love of his life Debora Pieternella Straatman in June 1968. They went on their first date on a picnic with his brother, sister-in-law and cousins. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 11, 1968. They welcomed six children into their home and raised their family in Salt Lake City.
Daniel worked in various sales and service positions throughout his career in places such as Deseret Book, Winder Dairy, as an Insurance Agent and eventually retiring as a Reservation/Sales agent with Marriott International in 2008.
As a child, Daniel enjoyed playing sports, hunting, fishing, playing piano and riding the family horse, Bonzo. He enjoyed going on vacations and day trips. He loved BYU sports, especially football and basketball and shared that passion with his sons. He enjoyed gardening, he built a treehouse with his son, and had a passion for Family History and Temple work.
Daniel, had the opportunity of serving in various callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a home teacher, ministering brother, a Seventy, Ward Clerk and in High Priest Group Leadership. Daniel and Debbie served as Temple and Family History Service Missionaries at the Layton Family Search Center in 2016. He loved to share names he found with family, the youth and ward members to take to the temple. Daniel found thousands of ancestors through his research. He worked on family history until the Saturday before he passed away.
Daniel is survived by his wife Debora (Debbie) Jacobsen, his brother Neil (Karen) Jacobsen, and his children: Matthew (Alicia) Jacobsen, Heidi (Gary) Brown, Shalise Jacobsen, Andrea (Nick) Christensen, Andrew (Marnie) Jacobsen, and Camille (Phil) Dalton; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Jerry and Crayle Jacobsen.
The family would like to thank the staff of Escalante at Coventry for their loving service and care for Dan and Debbie. We would like to thank Jenna, the hospice nurse, and all the aides who helped dad feel more comfortable in his final hours. We are grateful for the hours of service from their Local LDS Branch in Cottonwood Heights.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Friends may call Friday, June 23, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a viewing at the mortuary. Prior to the funeral services, there will be a viewing on Saturday from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.