Karen Jacobs, 53

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 21, 2010

Funeral services for Karen Ann Jacobs, 53, of Alden will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Conger. The Rev. Wendy Anderson will officiate. Interment will be in the Conger Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Karen died Friday, June 18, 2010, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her family after battling cancer for 17 years.
Karen Ann Jacobs was born Sept. 28, 1956, to Myron and Doris (Feldoff) Linn in Eldora, Iowa. In grade school she moved with her family to Alden. Karen graduated from Alden-Conger High School in 1974. After high school she spent one year attending vo-tech in Austin where she graduated with a degree in graphic design and then one year attending culinary school in Mankato. On July 30, 1977, she was united in marriage to Lee Jacobs at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She was employed for 34 years at Freeborn County Shopper as a graphic designer. Karen was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and was active in the church circle. She spent many years being active with 4-H as a leader. Karen enjoyed volleyball, softball, going to wrestling tournaments, cooking, gardening, camping, deer hunting, snowmobiling and spending her time outdoors. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Lee; children: Kary (Justin) Reicherts and their children: Logan, Lexie and Linzy, and Matt (Bobbie Jo) Jacobs and their children: Makenna, Carter and Devin; brothers: Mark Linn, Jeff Linn and David (Rhonda) Linn; brother-in-law, Larry Jacobs; and many nieces and nephews.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents: Myron and Doris; twin sister, Sharon; a brother in infancy; in-laws: Elmer and Juline Jacobs; stepmother, Milly Linn; and many aunts and uncles.

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