A memorial service for Jean Evon Jacobson of Morris, will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Federated Church, Morris, MN at 10:30 a.m. Visitation 9:30 a.m. one hour prior to the service, and burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Summit Cemetery in Morris, MN.
She was born Jean Evon Wagner on September 13, 1935 in Morris, Minnesota to parents Frank and Erma Wagner.Jean married William Jacobson (also from Morris) on July 18, 1954. They moved to California and lived in Stockton and Long Beach while Bill was in the Navy and then moved to St. Louis Park, MN and settled in Morris in 1956. Bill and Jean were blessed with two children, Tom and Wendy.
Jean's life's work was invested in family and friends. After Bill died in 1978, Jean was employed at Stevens County Hospital and Home Health.
A love of nature and being at the lake, music, playing the piano and playing bridge, but more than anything she loved to be surrounded by her family and friends.
Jean passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 1, 2016.
Jean leaves behind two children, Tom (Jan) Jacobson of Lake Elmo and Wendy Jacobson of Minnetonka; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Bill; mother, Erma; father, Frank; sisters, Gloria and Marilyn and brothers, Bob, Jim, Dick and Dan.
The family extends their warmest gratitude to the medical staff at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN, Hillcrest of Wayzata, MN and also the staff at Westwood Villa Hospice, St. Louis Park, MN.
In Lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials given in Jean's name to the American Diabetes Association, West 78th St, Suite 175, Edina MN 55439 or Stevens County Historical Society, 116 W 6th St, Morris, MN 56267.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.