Kathleen (Vold) Jacobson was born on December 4th, 1930 in Friendship Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, to John and Betty (Bengtson) Vold. She was baptized and confirmed at Hazel Run Lutheran Church in Hazel Run, MN. After graduating from Clarkfield High School in 1948, she entered Franklin Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN, graduating in 1949 as a licensed practical nurse. She returned to Clarkfield and worked at the Clarkfield Hospital for several years and later worked at the Clarkfield Care Center until her retirement. She cared for family members including her parents, in-laws, and many others.
On March 21st, 1952 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Donald Jacobson at Hazel Run Lutheran Church. This year they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They made their home on the farm and raised their family. She was a busy farm wife with cooking, gardening, raising a family, besides working nights as an LPN. Always a generous and loving person, she was loved by all. In 2011, they moved off the farm to their home in Clarkfield. As members of Clarkfield Lutheran Church, she was active in quilting and women’s groups.
After Kenneth passed away on June 13th, 2016, Kathleen continued to live in their home. She enjoyed gardening and getting together with friends and family. In November 2021, she suffered a serious fall in her home and her health rapidly declined. She entered hospice in January 2022 and moved to her son’s home in February. Kathleen died on Thursday, March 3rd, surrounded by family at her son and daughter-in-law’s home at the age of 91.
Kathleen is survived by her son, Kimm (Sheryl) Jacobson; daughter, Kayann (Ross) Riecke, all of Clarkfield; grandchildren: Carrie (Daniel) Dorson of Eden Prairie, Kris (Stacy) Jacobson of Granite Falls, Randy Jacobson of Olivia, Nathan (Hillary) Riecke of Clarkfield, and Erin (Kevin) Peterson of Dilworth, MN; great-grandchildren: Kylor Schroeder, Alex Jacobson, Jacob, Anna, and Ava Dorson, Cody, Cameron, and Hazel Jacobson, Calvin and Weston Riecke, Lexi and Runyon Peterson; brothers, Phillip and Lewellyn (Joyce) Vold, of Clarkfield, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty Vold; husband, Kenneth; infant son, Kelly in 1967; parents-in-law, Alex and Julia (Stevens) Jacobson; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Vold and Eileen (Jacobson) Stensrud; brothers-in-law, Ariel Jacobson, Harland (Norma) Jacobson, and Howard (Elaine) Jacobson.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 1 PM at the Clarkfield Lutheran Church, followed by the funeral service at 2 PM. Interment to follow in Spring Creek Lutheran Cemetery.