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MINNETONKA, Minn. — Bynum Carl "Bing" Jacobsen, 94, passed away in Minnetonka, Minn., on Sept. 8. Formerly a resident of Billings from 1959 to 2010, Bing was one of the first Marine Paratroopers. He served as a radio operator in the South Pacific in World War II. After graduation from University of Oklahoma, he was employed as a Natural Gas engineer for American Meter and Mercury Meter Companies. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and active in V.F.W., Marine Corps League, Legion Club, Elks Lodge, and Masonic Lodge. Bing lived life to the fullest and never knew a stranger.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Vivian Jacobsen; daughters Ruth (Nicholas) Sakovich, Ann (David) Wyer; and sons Jerry (Nancy) Jacobsen and James Jacobsen; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A military honor guard will perform a graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Minneapolis) on Sept. 20. Condolences may be sent to the family by email jacobsenrm@hotmail.com. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Disabled American Veterans in Bing's honor.

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