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Michael Jacobs

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Michael Dennis Jacobs was born May 5, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to Clifford and Dorothy Jacobs.

On Sunday, April 26, at 4:20 p.m., just a few days before his 76th birthday, he passed with his family at his side.

Mike enlisted in the Navy in 1962.

He worked at the old broom handle factory. He also worked for Multnomah Plywood and Kaiser Gypsum.

He worked at St. Helens Radiator for 10 years and then Don’s Rental.

Mike was a very good mechanic and taught his children to be also.

He liked woodworking and made wishing wells and clocks.

After Mike retired, he moved to Long Beach, Wash., in August 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Leo and Ralph Jacobs, and son Daniel Jacobs.

He is survived by his wife Connie Jacobs of Ocean Park, Wash.; brother Ray Jacobs of St. Helens, Ore.; sister Kathy Anderson of Bemidji, Minn., whom he incessantly teased; sons Douglas Jacobs, Don (Angie) Jacobs, and Jay (Gail) Urie; and daughters Darla (Rick) Mentzer and Kathy Loundree and spouse David Fulmer. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Someone described him as follows:”A gentle giant and a loud, hardy laugh. Michael Jacobs was one of a kind where there are none others like him. Kind, thoughtful and hardworking. He wore his weathered hands like a trophy, a symbol of his hard work, commitment and dedication to his family.”

We love you. You will live on through us all. Rest in peace.

His guestbook is available at