Kareen Alice Jacobson, 76

Kareen Alice Jacobson, age 76, of New Prague, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Physicians Regional Medical Center Naples Florida, with her husband by her side.

Kareen was born on June 28th, 1942 in Cresco, Iowa to Alice and Louie Peter. She graduated from Cresco High School and achieved her LPN degree through St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester MN. Upon graduation, she worked in the Open Heart Intensive Care Unit and loved her cardiac patients.

Kareen married the love of her life, Arvin “Jake” Jacobson on July 21, 1963. They made several moves for Jake’s banking career from MN to IL and back to MN. Kareen worked in the Hinckley IL School District as a Learning Disability Aide. She spent 25 years as a Hospice Volunteer; recruiting, training and coordinating the volunteers. Kareen was truly a compassionate caregiver to her family, friends and patients. She loved boating, fishing, golfing, playing cards, water skiing and beach walks on Marco Island. She valiantly, with grace and bravery fought Parkinson’s disease and inspired all with her inner strength and faith. She gave it her all and is a beloved wife, mom and grandmother. The ultimate steel magnolia.

Kareen is survived by her loving husband, Jake; children, Kim (Greg) Sather and Jeff (Wendy) Jacobson of New Prague; grandchildren, Luke and Faith.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague, MN. Visitation will take place from 9:30-11:30 am, prior to the service. Luncheon to follow.



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