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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Mildred Janice Jacobson

  • Mildred Janice Jacobson, age 92, of Madelia, died peacefully on May 8, 2014, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
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  • Mildred Janice Jacobson, age 92, of Madelia, died peacefully on May 8, 2014, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Visitation will be on Friday, May 16 from 10  to 11 a.m. at LaSalle Lutheran in LaSalle. Service will be held at LaSalle Lutheran in LaSalle, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Sarah E. Taylor and Interment will be at the LaSalle Lutheran Cemetery in LaSalle. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
    Millie was born to Jacob and Marie (Finstad) Rossbach on February 10, 1922 in Albin Township in Brown County. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Albion Lutheran Church. She attended a country school near her home until the eighth grade and furthered her education at the University of Minnesota Ag School in St. Paul where she met her future husband Obert Jacobson. Obert and Millie farmed near Madelia for over 45 years until they moved to Madelia in 1976. Millie has resided at Luther Memorial Home for the past five years. Milred was involved in numerous volunteer activities in her community and church. She was the church organist for 15 years at LaSalle Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Mission Quilt and the Sorosis Book Club, President of the Luther Memorial Home Auxiliary and she served on the Southwest Minnesota Synodical Board. In 2004 she was named Outstanding Senior Citizen for Watonwan County for her lifelong giving to others. Mom was a woman of very strong faith in Jesus Christ. She lived a life of service to others, as Jesus says "Love one another as I have loved you." Millie's family would like to thank the staff at Luther Memorial Home for their wonderful and loving care of Mom.
    Mildred is survived by four sons and a son and daughter they raised as their own, David (Sheryl), St. Francis, Robert (Jerilyn), Eau Claire, Wisc., Roger (Peggy), Madelia, Everett (Kathy), Fergus Falls, Gordon Mosenden, Lewisville and Marsha Renier, Madison; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Rossbach, and sisters, Jeane Haalboom and Eleanor Miller.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Obert; parents, Marie and Jacob Rossbach; sisters, Lydia Peterson, Carol Mosenden and Mabel Hall.

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