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Published July 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Jean Marie Jacobson

Jean Marie Jacobson, 83, of Owatonna, MN, died peacefully on July 1st, 2013, at Waseca Medical Center.

Jean, born on December 1, 1929, was the third of seven children born to Gotfred and Henrietta (Rasmussen) Peterson. The family farmed near Britton, South Dakota, where Jean attended school, graduating in 1950. After high school, she attended Northern Teacher's College in Aberdeen and began her life-long legacy of teaching others. While attending a summer conference at Northern, she met her husband, Alvin, a Wisconsin native, and they married in 1956.

Jean Marie Jacobson

Jean Marie Jacobson, 83, of Owatonna, MN, died peacefully on July 1st, 2013, at Waseca Medical Center.

Jean, born on December 1, 1929, was the third of seven children born to Gotfred and Henrietta (Rasmussen) Peterson. The family farmed near Britton, South Dakota, where Jean attended school, graduating in 1950. After high school, she attended Northern Teacher's College in Aberdeen and began her life-long legacy of teaching others. While attending a summer conference at Northern, she met her husband, Alvin, a Wisconsin native, and they married in 1956.

In addition to her four loving children, Paul (Tracy) Jacobson of Anchorage, AK; Carol (Tom) Burke of South Beloit, IL, John (Jill) Jacobson of Jacksonville, FL, and Kristin (Terry) Glynn of Owatonna, MN, and fifteen grandchildren: Jessica and Chelsea Jacobson, Alyssa, Michael, Peter, John, Thomas, Mary-Clare, Patrick, and Charlie Burke; Megan and Morgan Jacobson and Kellen, Gavin, and Spencer Glynn, she is survived by four siblings: Herman (Arlene) Peterson; Dale (Donna) Peterson, Elaine Fragodt, and Leo (Nancy) Peterson, several nephews and nieces and many dear friends. Her loving husband, Al, preceded her in death as well as her parents and brother, Elwood, and sister, Inez. She also joins other relatives and friends in heaven.

A celebration of her life will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, July 3rd with a visitation at 1 p.m. and funeral services at 2 p.m., presided over by Pastor Julie Malone, another dear friend of Jean's. A light luncheon will be served following the service at Trinity. Burial will be at her family plot near Clinton, Wisconsin on Friday, July 5th at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church. Visit www.michaelsonfuneral.com for more detailed information.

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