Marilyn M. Jacobs

marilyn jacobs
Marilyn M. Jacobs, age 64, of Fredericksburg, IA passed away after a courageous battle with Cancer on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Marilyn Margaret Jacobs was born on February 26, 1948 to Edmund and Darlene (Meissen) Franzen in New Hampton. She attended country school near Lawler and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1965. Marilyn was employed at Ott and Forsman Produce for several years. On July 26, 1969, Marilyn was united in marriage to Linus “Jake” Jacobs in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Reilly Ridge. The couple made their home in Fredericksburg. In 1976, she was employed by Meinerz Creamery, later known as Beatrice Foods until the plant closed in 2003. Marilyn then joined her husband, Jake and his partner, Todd Berst as the office manager for Fredericksburg Plumbing and Heating to the present. Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family, going out to eat and watching “The Voice” on TV. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center. Marilyn is survived by her mother, Darlene Franzen of Lawler; her daughters, Terri (Paul) Rosonke of Prairie City, IA and Toni Loftin of Hiawatha, IA; her four grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew Rosonke and Marissa and Braeden Loftin; her sisters, Elaine Beatty of New Hampton and Janice Franzen of Lawler; her brother, Mike Franzen of Lawler; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Edmund Franzen and her husband, Linus. Cemetery: Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. There will be a 4:30pm Rosary followed by a 7:00pm Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Marilyn’s family, and loved ones, at this sad time. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor.

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a nice lady. Dad and Mom always enjoyed visiting with her too!

  3. Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the jacobs families. What a loving lady will always be remembered. God bless her.

  4. Marilyn was a fighter and such a loving person. What a great neighbor and friend. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless!!

  5. Marilyn was the nicest person we know and she had a beautiful spirit. She was also a very happy neighbor for us and she will be missed. You have our deepest sympathy

  6. You have our deepest sympathy. She was such a kind and giving lady. We have so many wonderful memories of her at work. Be proud of her courageous fight. God bless all of you during this difficult time.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know exactly what you are going through, but I do have some understanding. I to lost both of my parents. Time and prayer was my best friends. 2nd, comfort from others. who have, and have not experienced it. Recall, because of Adam and Eve’s disloyalty to God, we suffer sickness and death.
    Did two imperfect humans (after sinning) Bring an end to God’s original purpose? Two of God’s outstanding qualities is Love and Justice.
    It is not surpricing, then, that the Bible holds out the promise of Paradise on earth. In it, God will bless mankind with everlasting life. Harmony and Peace will prevail. Pain and suffering will be gone. And people will be able to enjoy to the full the natural wonders of planet earth. Isaiah 65:21-23. For further comfort and assured hope go to

  8. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Marilyn was a wonderful sweet-caring person. She will be missed.

  9. We are so very saddened to hear of your loss. Marilyn was an angel here on earth. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers as you all face the difficult days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  10. Marilyn was always so friendly at Fredericksburg Plumbing and Heating! When I took the preschoolers in to Christmas carol, she always had a smile and a bag of treats ready. Our sympathy to Marilyn’s family!

  11. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Marilyn’s families. May you find comfort in the days to come.

  12. Our belated but heartfelt sympathy to Marilyn’s family. She was a gracious and courageous cancer fighter, a role model and inspiration to all who knew her. We will be remembering her fight at this year’s Chickasaw Relay for Life, May 31 at Mikkelson Park when we light a luminary in her honor. She WILL be missed!

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