ARLENE H. JACOBSON

Arlene H. Jacobson of Mora died on Saturday, April 18 at home. She was 83 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm. on Saturday, April 25 at the Mora United Methodist Church in Mora. VISITATION will be 1 hr. prior to service on Saturday at the Church.

Arlene Helen (Bethke) Jacobson was born in the Ortonville, Minnesota Hospital to Fred and Lydia (Mueller) Bethke on March 7, 1926. She grew up on the family farm near Odessa, Minnesota and graduated from Odessa High School in 1944.

Arlene married Robert Jacobson of Ortonville on October 20, 1944. Four children were born of this marriage. Arlene worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for many years. She was an active member of the Mora United Methodist Church and enjoyed many of the events held there and the friends she made through her church activities. She also enjoyed gardening, watching and feeding the birds and doing crossword puzzles. She always enjoyed visits from family and friends – especially on holidays.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert; her brother Myron Bethke; her sister Bernice Brown; and her oldest son Charles Jacobson.

She is survived by three children Carolyn Cooper of Elk River, Douglas (Barb) Jacobson of Maplewood, and Deborah (Gene) Danneman of St. Cloud. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Michael (Shanda) Cooper of Hibbing, Steven (Michele) Cooper of East Bethel, Kecia (Tim) Baskin of Arden Hills, Krista (Mike) Loop of Plymouth, Scott Danneman of Plymouth, Rachel Morris, Kevin and Trevor Martin all of Maplewood; as well as four great grandchildren Jack Cooper, Erikah Cooper, Emilie Cooper and Conner Loop; plus many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 25th at Mora United Methodist Church in Mora with Rev. Dennis Buckley officiating. Music was provided by Jacki Peterson and Deanna Gotschall. A graveside service and interment was held at the North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud with Rev. Bill Meier officiating.

One guestbook entry for ARLENE H. JACOBSON

  1. Carol Shipley/Esther Connelly April 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    My mom (Esther) moved from St. Paul to Mora in 2006, and it was a huge adjustment for her. I think it would have been much more difficult if it had not been for Arlene.

    My mom was Arlene’s next-door neighbor for the last three years. She loved how Arlene used to “give her a hard time” and then laugh when my mom “gave it right back to her”….we couldn’t come to the funeral, but wanted to tell you that Arlene will be missed tremendously.

    We are glad she is free from her suffering, but she is definitely missed. Thanks for sharing your mom with us.

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