Ruth Margaret Jacobson

Born: Sat., Jan. 4, 1913
Died: Tue., Oct. 16, 2012


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

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Ruth Margaret Jacobson was born on January 4, 1913 in Lake Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Gilbert and Margaret Ausen   She was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills and was confirmed at Lime Creek Lutheran Church in rural Emmons. She was a lifelong resident of Albert Lea.  On October 10, 1932 Ruth was married to Helmer Rierson, and on November 30, 1946 she was married to Russell T. Jacobson in Albert Lea.  Ruth worked at Naeve Hospital, retiring in 1977 after 23 years.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was active in the Altar Guild, sewing group and church circle.  She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Senior Citizen’s Center. Ruth was very active at Thorne Crest Retirement Center.
Survivors include her children Richard (Janice) Rierson of Albert Lea, Sharon Hovey  and Linda Queen of Albert Lea; grandchildren Dianna (Paul) Fox, Julie (Billy) Day, Michael (Kelly) Rierson, Joni Dokken, and Scott (Beverly) Hovey; great-grandchildren  Nichole (Jerrad) Brown, Mayme (Dr. Michael) Zimmerman, Megan Dokken, Taylor, Brandon, Leah and Kira Rierson, Isabel and Melanie Fox;  great-great-grandchildren Ashley Lehnertz, Madison Zimmerman, Michael Zimmerman, and Jaxon Brown.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Helmer Rierson and  Russell Jacobson, son Gary Henry Rierson, brothers Irvin and Victor Ausen, and sisters Luella Grunhovd, Lillian Malmin, Gyda Hauge,and Vivian Witham.

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Pat and Donnie Johnson
   Posted Fri October 19, 2012
Sharon and family: So sorry to hear about your loss. I know she will be missed by one and all. I don't think we will be able to make the services, but we are thinking of you. Our thoughs and prayers are with you. Also, our sincere sympathies.

Scott and Ann Goodmanson
   Posted Sat October 20, 2012
Our sympathy to all of the family. Ruth was one of our neighbors on Crestview many years ago! We have fond memories. Blessings!

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