Helen Jacobs died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Luther Haven Nursing home in Montevideo at the age of 91.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo. Fr. Paul Timmerman will be the celebrant and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the funeral on Thursday.
Helen Marie (Lofthus) Jacobs was born August 23, 1927 in Montevideo, MN to Oscar and Helen (Gaines) Lofthus. With the passing of her mother at birth, Helen was lovingly raised by her aunt Christine Thomton along with Christine’s five children who Helen considered her brothers and sisters. She was baptized September 11, 1927. A life long resident of Montevideo, Helen graduated from Montevideo High School in 1945. On June 7, 1947 she was united in marriage to Donald Jacobs at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis.
Upon successfully raising her five children, Helen became a teachers aide at Ramsey Elementary School. She thoroughly loved her 22 years working in the school district and cherished the numerous bonds established with both teachers and children. Helen was an avid reader and a woman of many talents. She loved rosemaling, creating countless projects that she eagerly shared with family. She was an accomplished knitter and an excellent baker well known for her Norwegian treats. Helen belonged both to the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.
She is survived by her five children: Craig (and En) Jacobs of St. Cloud, MN, Michael (and Mary) Jacobs of Marshall, MN, Barbara Pate of St. Augustine, FL, Kimberly (and Mike) Gulden of Prairie du Sac, WI, and Tom (and Sandy) Jacobs of Kansas City, MO; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters: Bee Lindeberg of Burnsville, MN and Janet Streff of Red Wing, MN; and close family friend, Jerome Fragodt.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Don in 2010; her parents; her aunt Christine; brothers: Norris and Clifton Thomton; sisters: LuElla Eid and Eileen Pomroy; and son-in-law, Joe Pate.
Memorials preferred to Montevideo/Chippewa County Library or Rice Memorial Hospice Program.