Dr. Glen A. Jacobson
On December 14, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Bowyer) Jacobson and faithful husband of Linda Sue (nee Creamer); adoring father of Lawrence Jacobson and Julie Eckert; cherished grandfather of Aidan Jacobson, Jessica (Vincent Brunick) Eckert and stepfather of Dakota Wright; great grandfather of Bailey Rose and Charlotte; dear brother of Dorothy Coy McDougall and the late Lawrence William Jacobson. Glen also inspired his loving daughter-in-law, Suzanne VanDrunick, to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.
Born in Greensburg, Kansas, Glen remained a loyal Kansan his entire life. Glen joined the U.S. Navy during World War II served until the war ended in 1945, when he enrolled at Kansas State University. He graduated from KSU and then received his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Glen devoted his professional life to food science research as a dedicated employee of the Campbell Soup Company for over 30 years. As his friends and family will attest, Glen cherished his role helping to improve the lives of others through better nutrition. The annual family vacation to visit his parents in Marysville, Kansas every summer was one of the highlights of his life. His love of music began at an early age as he listened to his father James play the violin, and when Glen received his first trombone it became a passion for him, first as a KSU marching band member and later in life with the Barrington Band and as leader of the Brass and the Beat musicians. Glen was an active and faithful member of his church family for over 50 years, as well as serving as a board member at Volunteers of America and the American Oil Chemists Society.
Glen’s family will welcome family and friends to the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield on Wednesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. to be followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2:00 p.m. The church is located at 124 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield. Interment at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church.