Notes on Lillian Schmidt Jacobsen (1893 - 1990)
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Notes on Lillian Schmidt Jacobsen

From the Dysart Reporter, July 1978.


          Lillian Jacobsen was honored Sunday, July 2, at the Dysart Community Building for her 85th birthday anniversary. About 65 attended the family potluck held at noon and 150 attended the afternoon open house. The event was hosted be her children and families: Mrs. Richard (Helen) Smith of Gainesville, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. George (Arlene) Edwards of Sioux City, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jacobsen and Mr. and Mrs. Arch (Joan) Dunkelberger, all of Dysart. Guests attended from Pipestone, Minn.; Gainesville, Fla.; Huntington, Utah and Traer, Cedar Falls, Hudson, Boone, Dike, Denver, Sioux City, Des Moines, Voorhies, Waterloo, West Branch, Clutier, North Liberty, Amana, Jesup, Garrison, Buckingham, Newton, Cedar Rapids, Mt. Auburn and Dysart.

From the Traer Star-Clipper, February 1990.


          Funeral services for Lillian Jacobsen, 96, of Dysart were held Monday, Feb. 12, 1990, at 10:30 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart with burial in Dysart Cemetery. The Rev. Harley Peters officiated at the service. Mrs. Jacobsen died at Sunnycrest Care Center in Dysart Thursday, Feb. 8, 1990.
          Active casket bearers were William Dunkelberger, Mark Dunkelberger, Fred Delagardelle, Dan Nace, Joel Jacobsen and Michael Trujillo. Honorary bearers included Richard Smith, Thomas Smith, John Frazor, Michael Jacobsen, George W. Edwards, Clark Hammelman and Edward Gehl. Deborah Arp served as vocalist accompanied by Mable Aschenbrenner, organist. Serving on the flower committee were Mr. and Mrs. William Livingston and Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Burhenn.
          Lillian Jacobsen was born July 4, 1893, at Lake Park, Iowa, the daughter of William and Dora (Voss) Schmidt. She received her education at Lake Park and then later moved with her family to the Traer community. On Feb. 23, 1915, she was married to William Jacobsen at Dysart and they made their home farming in the Dysart area. In 1944, they moved to Waterloo where William was employed in the hardware business until his retirement.
          After William's death on Feb. 18, 1960, Lillian made her home in the Waterloo and Waverly communities and then moved to make her home in Dysart for the past several years. For the past three years Lillian had been a resident of Sunnycrest Care Center.
          Lillian was and active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart.
          Preceding her in death were her parents, an infant daughter, one brother and four sisters.
          She is survived by one son, Glenn of Dysart; three daughters, Helen Smith of Gainesville, Fla.; Joan Dunkelberger of Waterloo and Arlene Edwards of Sarasota, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
          Overton Funeral Service of Dysart was in charge of the arrangements.

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