Dick Jacobson, operative and Western Springs firefighter, dies of …

June 29, 2017 - als

Dick Jacobson had built a successful business as a automatic operative when he listened a Western Springs Fire Department was recruiting paid on-call firefighters.

A joining to village use he shaped as a child who grew adult in a socially unwavering domicile led him to apply. He was in his mid-40s though was in good shape, a recreational hockey actor who had run in several marathons.

Jacobson assimilated a dialect in 2005, eventually apropos an puncture medical technician creation major in 2011. Not prolonged after that, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, some-more ordinarily famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Jacobson, 58, a longtime Western Springs resident, died Jun 20 during JourneyCare, a hospice trickery in Barrington.

University of Wisconsin in Madison and lived in a same dorm though didn’t start dating until after they had graduated.

“Even in college, he had a approach of joining with people,” his mom said. “I remember there was a man in a dorm with a unequivocally conspicuous baggy that nobody knew what had happened to him. One day, Dick only asked him how he got it. The man after told him that it was so lovely to have somebody ask him a doubt he knew everybody was wondering about.”

After receiving a bachelor’s grade in automatic engineering, Jacobson began his career as a executive with Inland Steel in East Chicago, afterwards landed a pursuit with General Foods, operative during a Kool-Aid multiplication on a South Side.