O.H. Gerhard Jacobsen
O. H. G. Jacobsen Dies; Lusk Masons Conduct Services
O. H. Gerhard Jacobsen, 66, died in a Wheatland hospital Saturday. He had suffered a heart attack January 13. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in Wheatland, and graveside services in Wheatland were conducted by Harmony Masonic Lodge of Lusk with C. E. Marvin acting as Worshipful Master.
Mr. Jacobsen was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from Platte County until his heart attack. Don Sherard, Wheatland attorney, was named to succeed him.
Jacobsen was well known in Masonic circles and served as Grand Master of the Wyoming Lodge in 1954. While Grand Master he visited Masonic lodges in England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany, and being a student of several languages he addressed all the European Masons in their own language.
Twenty four members of our local lodge attended the Tuesday services. Those attending were: Roy Chamberlain, Don C. Taylor, Alfred Taylor, Harold Scriven, Harry Fernau, Sr., Hans Gautschi, H. L. Gautschi, Ernest Jugler, Glen Willson, E. L. McKnight, Lafe Culver, C. E. Marvin, Carl Lund, J. B. Griffith, Sr., Ralph Olinger, Norris E. Hartwell, F. T. Price, Dale Windom, William G. Watt, Earl Peet, Paul Thurman.
Active pallbearers were Glen Willson, Dale Windom, H. L. Gautschi, F. T. Price, Norris E. Hartwell and Carl Lund.
Honorary pallbearers were Irving E. Clark, R. E. McWhinnie, Sr., M. S. Reynolds, Homer E. Zorn, C. D. Williamson, C. N. Bell, Franklin P. DeForest, Harold H. Saunders, T. Blake Kennedy, Ewing T. Kerr, Gov. Milward Simpson, Dale Hinman, Everett T. Copenhaver, James C. Reynolds, E. Lee Keith, Ralph Olinger, Doval Johnson, Don Sherard, James B. Griffith Sr., Sen. Orval Bridgmon.