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Arlene R. Jacobsen 1927-2015

Nov 3, 2015

Funeral service for Arlene R. Jacobsen was held Monday, Nov. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Terril. The Rev. Rick Johnson officiated.

Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arlene R. Jacobsen was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Palo Alto County (near Ruthven), IA, the oldest child of seven born to Gustaf and Mabel Whitford Hanson.

Arlene graduated from Lake Center High School, Ruthven, in 1944, and married Russell the following year. They lived on various farms in NW Iowa and at Rural Route Terril, until 1962, when they moved to Boone, for 10 years. After that time the doctors told Russ that he needed to move to Arizona for health reasons, so they moved to Glendale, AZ until 1989, at which time they moved back to State Center to be near family.

She worked outside the home at Berkley’s in Spencer, Woolworth’s in Boone, and Furr’s Cafeteria in Phoenix.

Arlene R. Jacobsen, age 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Ankeny.

Arlene is survived by her two daughters, Janine Vaudt, Des Moines, and Jo (Merritt) Krause of Ankeny; grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by siblings, and other relatives

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her stepfather; and her brother.

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www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com