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Florence Jacobson

Florence Jacobson, 83, passed away Feb. 23, 2010, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

Florence Mary Schanus was born Jan 5, 1927 in Rosemount, Minn. Her parents were Joseph and Minnie (Ruecker) Schanus. In 1940, the Schanus family moved to New York Mills. Florence graduated with the class of 1944 from New York Mills High School. On March 4, 1947, Florence was united in marriage with Richard William Jacobson in Wadena. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Florence and Richard resided in Duluth for a year and then returned to farm in rural New York Mills. On April 9, 2002, Richard passed away in Perham. Florence was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Mission Circle and also a member of the VFW Post 3289 Ladies Auxiliary. She belonged to Blue Bird Sewing Club, Garden Club, Home Makers Group and delivered Meals On Wheels. Florence enjoyed quilting, playing cards, casino trips and volunteering at her church, the Senior Center and the Elders' Home.

Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otto Township, rural Perham with the Rev. Dan Walz officiating. The hymns will be sung sung by the St. Lawrence Choir, accompanied by Lacey Guck. Special music was provided by Jeannie Guck. The pallbearers are all of Florence's grandchildren. Florence is being laid to rest in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Cemetery in Otto Township. Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills. Condolences may be sent to

Survivors include her daughter, Karol Herold of Dalhart, Texas; three sons, Gary (Janet) Jacobson of Wadena, David (Deb) Jacobson of Rochester, Charles Jacobson of New York Mills; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; her brothers; Lloyd, Raymond and Walter; and her sister, Dorothy.