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Lorraine LaVerne Jacobs

February 20, 1929 April 11, 2013
Lorraine LaVerne Jacobs
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Obituary for Lorraine LaVerne Jacobs

Worthington, MN

     Lorraine LaVerne Jacobs, age 84, daughter of Ubbe and Anna (Feeken) Groenewold passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington.  Lorraine was born February 20, 1929 in Ransom Township.  She attended District 92 public school in Ransom Township for grades 1-8 and attended 9th grade at Bigelow High School, Bigelow, MN.  Lorraine married Albert Jacobs on September 9, 1948.  After marriage the couple farmed south of Rushmore until retiring and moving to Worthington in August 1985.  Lorraine was a former member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, south of Rushmore, where she was involved in the Ladies Aid.   In 1986 Lorraine became a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, and participated in the Presbyterian Women’s Association.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and was known as a great cook.  Lorraine and Albert traveled to many states and countries in their retirement.
     Lorraine is survived by five children:  Norma Cook, Worthington; Vonnie Reff, Carrollton, TX; Lois (Jerry) Reuter, Minnetonka, MN; Dennis (Jane) Jacobs, Rushmore; and Janelle (Duane) Bryngelson, Blaine, MN; grandchildren: Jerry Cook, Cathy (Tom) McMahon, Alex Reff, Matthew Reuter, Nathan Reuter, Barry (Dee) Jacobs, Justin Jacobs, Paul Bryngelson, and Ryan Bryngelson; four great grandchildren: Shayne (Tim) McCarty, Tori Sloan, Evan Sloan, and Macy McMahon;  one great-great grandson:  Miles McCarty; sister: Marlys (Bob) Lindemann, Rushmore; and sister-in-law, Dora Jacobs, Worthington.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son-in-law, Charles Cook.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary Street, in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating.  Lorraine’s grandchildren, Jerry Cook, Cathy McMahon, Alex Reff, Matthew Reuter, Nathan Reuter, Barry Jacobs, Justin Jacobs, Paul Bryngelson, and Ryan Bryngelson will serve as pall bearers.  Private family burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Benson Funeral Home, 1225 Ryans Road, Worthington, MN.


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