Marilyn M. Jacobs
February 26, 1948 ~ November 16, 2012
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.