|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1933|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 2011|
Blanche L. Jacobson, 78, of New London, MN, former longtime resident of Orr passed away at the Glen Oaks Nursing Home in New London on Saturday, October 1, 2011.
She was born on April 20, 1933 in Gheen, to Gust and Mary (Jiacik) Peterson. She attended school at Gheen and graduated from Orr High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Melvin "Mel" Jacobson on May 7, 1955 in Orr. Together they were in the grocery business for 31 years, most of it owning and operating the well known Mel's IGA in Orr. They also owned the King-Koin Laundromat in Orr for many years. They retired in 1985 and moved to Pelican Lake. After their retirement they wintered in various southern states and later settled in Yuma, AZ. Blanche was a 57 year member of the Orr American Legion Post #480 Auxiliary and life-member of the Cook VFW Post #1757 Auxiliary. She was a great cook, and loved having extended family over for gatherings. Her husband Mel was very active in the American Legion Post in Orr, civic duties in Orr- including the Orr Lions, Orr City Council and board member of the Orr Housing Commission. They were longtime members of Calvary Lutheran Church. The community lost a dedicated, well loved member, and she will long be remembered in the area she faithfully contributed to for so many years.
Blanche is preceded in death by her husband Mel in 1999; a sister, Delores Saatela in 2003; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Arvila in 2005.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday (Oct. 5th) at Calvary Lutheran Church in Orr. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Tuesday at the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Joey Bailey will be the officiant. Interment will be in the Leiding Cemetery of Orr.
Melvin A. Jacobson (1930 - 1999)
St. Louis County
Created by: Terri Kallio
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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