Marcella Jacobson
November 16, 1921 - June 05, 2012
Birthplace: Montgomery County, IA
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Visitation 6/7/2012
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 6/8/2012
Mamrelund Lutheran Church
Burial 6/8/2012
Mamre Cemetery

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E. Marcella Jacobson, age 90, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Marcella Jacobson was born November 16, 1921 in Montgomery County, Iowa, the daughter of Joel Jacob and Alma (Johnson) Hill. She was raised on a farm north of Stanton, Iowa. She attended country school in Montgomery County and high school in Red Oak. She worked in Red Oak before attending Comptometer School in Omaha where she also worked at a telephone office. She was united in marriage to Art Jacobson on September 16, 1944 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton, Iowa. Marcella and Art lived on the Jacobson family farm for 59 years where Marcella enjoyed raising her family and being “Mom”, “Grandma”, and “Great Grandma”. She was a longtime member of the Mamrelund Lutheran Church where she served on many committees and was involved in the Ladies Circles. She enjoyed cooking, baking, dancing, singing, playing cards, and watching The Lawrence Welk Show. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. At age 90, she just recently renewed her driver’s license of which she was very proud.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband: Art on November 12, 2003; sisters: Mildred Anderson, Mae Johnson, Fern Erickson, Helen Hill, Dorothy Semler, and Emma Isaacson; brother: Lester Hill; and great grandson: Connor. Survivors include her children: Gary Jacobson and wife Madonna of Griswold, IA; Ann Johnson and husband Dick of Red Oak, IA; Rebecca Wright and husband Brad of Red Oak, IA; and Sandy Wilson and husband Dave of Stanton, IA; daughter-in-law: Rosemary Jacobson of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Todd Jacobson and wife Paula of Creston, IA; Kristen Thoms and husband Tony of Omaha, NE; Missy Weichman and husband Matt of Griswold, IA; Danee Clayton and husband Robin of Spokane, WA; Heather Huddle and husband Josh of Stanton, IA; Brandi Blackman and husband Bret of Red Oak, IA; Lindsay Paulsen and husband Craig of Omaha, NE; Troy Bruning and wife Rebecca of Litchfield, MN; Jodi Allen and husband Cody of Des Moines, IA; Drew Wilson of Clarinda, IA; and Brett Wilson and fiancé Samantha Narveson of Fargo, ND; step-grandchildren: Creighton Nelson and wife Sarah of Griswold, IA; Eve Kwiatkowski of Griswold, IA; Brooklyn Lehman and husband Luke of Glenwood, IA; Breanna Regier and husband Justin of Eden Prairie, MN; and Katie Wright of Red Oak, IA; 23 great grandchildren; brother-in-law: James Semler of Omaha, NE; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton, Iowa with Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund is being established in Marcella’s name.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Red Oak, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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