Kent Jason Jacobson, 67

Funeral services for Kent Jason Jacobson, 67, of Kansas City, MO, were held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Gregg Davison officiating. Mr. Jacobson was laid to rest in Stavanger Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kane Jacobson, Justin Jacobson, Tyler Jacobson, Kyle Jacobson, Marshall Jacobson and Brent Jacobson.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the care of Mr. Jacobson and his family.

Kent Jason Jacobson, 67

Kent Jason Jacobson, 67, of Kansas City, MO., died early Sunday morning, November 8th, at the North Care Hospice and Palliative Care in Kansas City.

Funeral services for Kent will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. For more information or to send a condolence please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Kent and his family.

Born on July 1st, 1948, in Marshalltown, he was one of three boys born to Robert and Mary (Mendenhall) Jacobson, of Dillon, Iowa. Kent graduated from the LDF High School’s Class of 1966 and later received his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa in American History. He later briefly taught at the Meservey-Thornton in Thornton, Iowa.

Kent was blessed with marriage to the love of his life, Penelope “Penny” (Adkins). Kent had a colorful career of occupations and residences. He lived in Las Vegas for 17 years where he worked at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site recovering ground materials from testing then moved to Kansas City for the past 19 years, working in heavy construction before retiring in 2010. One of his projects was the Kansas Speedway.

Kent loved his family and enjoyed listening to Chuck Berry and Bob Dylan, reading Hunter S. Thompson and watching his favorite move, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Penelope “Penny”; his daughter Erin S. Jacobson, of Kansas City; step-daughter Melanie (Goshon) Novick, of Ithaca, NY; brother Steven (Ginger) Jacobson, of Marshalltown; five nephews: Kane Jacobson, of State Center, Justin Jacobson, of Rochester, MN, Tyler Jacobson, of Chicago, Kyle Jacobson, of Marshalltown and Marshall Jacobson, of Marshalltown; two step-grandchildren Jacob Maxwell Novick (age 7) and Edith Rhyne Novick (age 4) of Ithaca, NY, and many friends.

In death, Kent rejoined his father, Robert; his mother, Mary; his brother, Craig; and grandparents- Earl and Olive (Lovig) Jacobson and William and Julia (Steelman) Mendenhall.