Arvella Jacobson, SalemArvella Gwendolyn Jacobson, 90, Salem, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Salem.
Arvella Gwendolyn Jacobson, 90, Salem, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Salem.
She was born Sept. 15, 1922. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church, Center. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a 7 p.m. remembrance service.
Arvella Gwendolyn Skoglund was born on a farm north of Salem, to George “Philip” and Esther (Gabrielson) Skoglund.
Grateful for having shared in her life were two daughters: Judy (Ken) Scott of Salem; and Janet (Jim) Nelson of Sioux Falls; and two sons: Dwayne (Shirley) Jacobson of Garretson; and Don (Helen) Jacobson of Salem.
After graduating from Salem High School in May 1940 she married Kenneth Jacobson on June 28, 1940, at the Skoglund farm.
She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church at Center. She was choir director, Bible school song leader, involved in Bible study, women’s group, quilting group and Willing Workers as well as being very involved in community activities like 4-H and township board. She also worked alongside her husband on the farm. Her hands stayed busy making quilts, Afghans, dollies, embroidering dish towels and of course making her donuts, cinnamon rolls and lemon pies. She also hosted many gatherings, out of state hunters and opened her home to friends and family. She will be missed but now she can answer Kenny’s question, “What took you so long?”
She lived on the Jacobson farm until 2009 when she moved to Leisure Living Apartments in Salem.
Arvella is survived by her four children, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and four sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenny in 1997; three brothers: Vernon (Myrtle) Skoglund; Clifford (Adline) Skoglund; and Alden Skoglund; and one great-grandson, Caleb Sandine.
Memorials can be sent to Salem Lutheran Church at Center, S.D., or the charity of your choice.
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