The memorial service for Ruby Jacobson of Verndale will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Verndale, with Reverends Daryl Jacobson, Tony Stanley and Fred Hartley officiating. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services. Ruby passed away on October 8, 2013, at the Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples, MN, under the care of the Lakewood Palliative Care Program.
Ruby Elizabeth Broker Jacobson was born to Robert and Lila (Angell) Broker on February 16, 1931 in Oakes ND. She graduated from the Swedish School of Nursing in 1952. Ruby married William Jacobson on December 20, 1952, in Verndale, MN. While raising their family Ruby worked as a registered nurse at the Staples Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the Alliance Church, Bible Class, and Homemakers. Her hands were always busy, often crocheting, crafting and gardening. She also enjoyed teaching Bible Class and writing poetry.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Lila. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 61 years; sons Mike (Amanda) of Shawnee, KS, Bruce of Verndale and Bryan (Syndi) of Pullman, WA; daughters Debra Jacobson of Moorhead and Brenda (Daniel) Brand of Pelican Rapids; grandchildren Joel Drewlow, Nathan (Erin) Brand, Megan (Michael) Schultz, Elizabeth Drewlow, Danielle Jacobson and Derek Jacobson; great-grandchildren Chloe Schultz, Ethan Schultz, Samuel Brand, Anna Brand and Alaina Schultz; and sister Norine Halaas of Sauk Rapids.
Honorary pallbearers will be Luetta Ganz, Barb Johnson, Doris Carlson, Donna Denny and Velma Line.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)