Carolyn (Carol) Jacobson, Rugby, died peacefully Tuesday, August 11, 2010, surrounded by family at the Heart of America Hospital in Rugby.
Carol, daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Gross) Schmaltz, was born in Rugby on October 27, 1925.She was the third child in a family of six children and was reared on a family farm in Tuscarora Township north of Balta. She attended country grade school and graduated from Rugby High School in 1942.She obtained a teaching degree from Minot State Teachers College in 1944. Following college, she taught primary grades for three years at Balfour School and Silva School in ND and at Glenwood School in Minnesota. In 1947 Carol married Leonard Jacobson in a ceremony at Balta’s Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. For the next 39 years they lived and worked together on their family farm in Jefferson Township southwest of Rugby, and raised a family of six sons and one daughter. Carol and Leonard retired to Rugby in 1987. Upon Leonard’s death in 1992, Carol continued to live in her home until moving to Haaland Estates in 2009.
Carol loved being a farm wife and mother and spent her life developing and improving her gardens, her yard, her home and her family.She took pride in the joys and accomplishments of homemaking and family life.Carol was active in church and community.She was a member of St. Anselm’s Catholic Church at Fulda and served in the Christian Mothers Organization, on the Parish Council and with the CCD.On moving to Rugby, she joined the Little Flower Catholic Church and served in that parish’s Christian Mothers Organization.She was a lifelong member of the Tunbridge Ladies (Homemakers) Club.
Carol is survived by all her children: Dan (Jackie) of Arnold, MD; Ken (Flo) of Smyrna, TN; Jay (Lorraine) of Milnor, ND; Al (Janelle) of Rugby; Gerry (Terri) of Rugby; Lester (Tatyana) of Arnold, MD; and Ruth (Greg) Jackson of Fargo; twenty-one grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sister Mary Thompson, Overland Park, KS; brothers Joe (Loretta) Schmaltz, Minot; and Clem (Marion) Schmaltz, Rugby.She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; parents Joseph and Caroline; sister, Catherine Teigen; and brother James Schmaltz.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 16, 2010, at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery.
Fr. Tom Graner was Celebrant. Music was provided by Cindy Volk, vocal leader/cantor, and Glenda Mack, organist.
Casketbearers were her sons and grandsons. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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