Services for Bryan Jacobson

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Bryan Jacobson, loving son, husband, father and devoted friend, passed away at the age of 49 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. 
Bryan was born on January 15, 1973, in Crookston, MN to James and Donna Rae Jacobson. He graduated from Clearbrook-Gonvick High School in 1991 and North Dakota State University College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management in 1998. He worked in the Construction Management and Engineering fields for 23 years. On August 16, 2008, he married Vicki Schneider. They raised their son, Mathew and jointly raised Tanner, Cole, Mackenzie and Drew Kirkpatrick, children from Vicki's previous marriage in Fargo, ND. 
Bryan was a proud member of the 119th Civil Engineering Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard.  He enlisted in 1991 and served 20 years.  He deployed numerous times to multiple locations around the globe, for training missions and in support of post 9-11 and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the Guard in 2012. 
Bryan had a passion for many things over his years. Starting with skiing, snowmobiling and deer hunting, and growing into Bison games, family vacations, lake time, church trips with Rollie and yearly trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He cherished time with his family and friends. You would frequently see him in the yard playing with the kids or promoting a pinochle game any opportunity he had. Friends and family are going to miss his infectious smile and willingness to constantly lend a hand. 
Bryan is preceded in death by his grandparents Emil (Agnes) Jacobson and Floyd (Delores) Bryan and uncle Curtis (Josephine) Jacobson. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Schneider; son, Matthew Jacobson, stepchildren, Tanner, Cole, Mackenzie and Drew Kirkpatrick; father, James (Beverly "Beth") Jacobson, mother, Donna Rae Jacobson; stepsiblings, Jeffrey Bomstad, Joel Bomstad, and Jana McLean; uncles, Malvern (Joan) Jacobson, Ordean (Maureen) Jacobson, Luther (Ilene); aunts, Elaine (Orley) Gunderson, Linda Lee (Kelly) Nordlund and many cousins. 
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at First Lutheran Church in Downtown Fargo, ND.
In lieu of gifts or flowers please consider sending memorials to First Lutheran Church ( or North Dakota National Guard Foundation (
Condolences and memories may be shared at
Arrangements entrusted to Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home - Fargo, ND

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225


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