Scot Jacobson: 1959-2021
Scot Jacobson went to meet his Heavenly Father on December 27, 2021, at the age of 62 at Freeman Regional Health Services. A celebration of life was held Friday, Dec. 31 at the Salem Free Lutheran Church, Freeman.
Scot Allen Jacobson, 62, also known by many as “Jake” or “Wiener,” went to meet his Heavenly Father on Dec. 27, 2021 at Freeman Regional Health Services due to complications from being a life-long diabetic. He was born to Charles and Mary Ellen Jacobson on Dec. 6, 1959 in Viborg, S.D.
Scot graduated from Freeman High School in 1978. Two of the many high school memories Scot shared often were the basketball games played into the night at their home and then a football game where he caught a return kickoff and went all the way for a touchdown, seeing his dad on the sideline yelling “way to go Jake, way to go!”
Scot’s joking personality and humor could light up a room. His compassion for his family, friends and the stranger was amazing.
Scot was a hard worker as a boy chopping trees with his dad, a teenage worker at both Willow Inn, and AMPI, in Freeman. He then moved to New Mexico as an oil driller, then custodian at Citibank and shift supervisor for Land O’Lakes, both in Sioux Falls, S.D. To be near his grandchildren, Scot moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he was a dairy production supervisor. He returned to Freeman in 2010 due to health reasons. Caring for his dad during his health decline, a special and unique bond was formed.
His daughter Tierny was born on Aug. 31, 1982 and she had two children, Mackenze and Dylan, which were everything to him. Scot was known as “Pa,” not grandpa. At a dance. asking him to dance, he replied to her “I don’t dance.” Pulling on his arm, she responded, “you do now.” They danced and from there on they talked everyday falling deeply in love.
Anna Marie Wollman and Scot were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 2018. She has been a guardian angel for Scot, and he loved her so much.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Anna of Freeman, Justin and Brandon; daughter Tierny Askamit of Grand Island, Neb.; granddaughter Mackenze Askamit, Peoria, Ariz.; grandson Dylan Askamit, Scottsdale, Ariz.; mother Mary Ellen Jacobson, Freeman; sister Lori Aman and Kevin Iwan of Yankton, S.D.; nephew Bret (Sarah) Aman and Emmett, Charlotte, Denver, Colo.; niece Allison (Nick) Fischer and Maddisyn, Maliyah; nephew Drue Aman of Denver; Morgan Iwan of Lawrence, Kan. and Tanner Iwan of Sioux Falls; brother Michael and wife Melissa Jacobson, nephews Cody and Jaden all of Johnston, Iowa; Godparents Marvin and Doris Johnson of Freeman, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Welcoming Scot to heaven is his Savior Jesus, his father Charles (Chuck) Jacobson; grandparents, Floyd and Ruby Jacobson; and John and Grace Johnson; nephew Derek Jacobson; cousin Bradley Johnson along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Card of thanks
We want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Freeman Regional Health Services, Walter Funeral Home and the many friends, coworkers and family who have supported the immediate family members and for your attendance at the memorial service. “See ya later Bud” Scot.