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Barbara Jacobson

Barbara Jacobson, 73 of Webster died on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. Her funeral will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 29, 2011 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Thursday. Active casket bearers will be Reid Valsvig, Chris Rieb, Blake Jacobson, Josh Bartos, John Spears and Bobby Rithmiller. Honorary casket bearers will be Drew Valsvig, Brian Rieb, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Barbara Helen Johnson was born on Wednesday, June 15, 1938 to Almon and Jenny (Holm) Johnson at Waubay, South Dakota. She was baptized at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Waubay. In 1943 the family moved to Webster where they attended American Lutheran Church where she was confirmed. She attended Webster public school and graduated from Webster High School in 1956. On August 12, 1956 she was united in marriage to Gerald Jerry Jacobson at American Lutheran Church in Webster. After living in several states, they returned to Webster in April 1971. She worked as a banker all of her career. In Webster she worked at Security Bank and then at F M Bank (Great Western Bank), retiring as Branch Manager in 2002. For many years, until the fall of 1990 when it closed, she was often seen at the couples ice cream shop, popularly known as JDs. She truly enjoyed being at JDs, socializing with friends, family and others that stopped through the area. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Webster where she was active in W.E.L.C.A. and Ladies Aide. Barb was well known and respected throughout the community where she was proud to be a member of the Red Hat Society, Webster Kiwanis Club and Progressive Reader groups. She was an avid walker and especially enjoyed spending time with family. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up and participate in their sports and many other activities. Barb passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 10 days. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; two sons, Scott Jacobson and Tim (Robin) Jacobson both of Webster, SD; three daughters, Susan (Mark) Rieb of Watertown, SD, Kari (Doug) Valsvig of Webster, SD and Ann (Scott) Hakes of Florida; four brothers, Duane Sonny (Carol) Johnson and Donald Buddy Johnson both of Webster, SD, Almon Windy (Barb) Johnson of Watertown, SD and Robert Bobby (Eileen) Johnson of Chicago, IL; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth and a sister, Margaret Delaney.

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Sorry this is late but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Barb was such a wonderful lady. She gave me one of my first jobs - babysitting in the summer. Always with a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. Bless all of you - Tom & Shala Senske

Shala Oct 5 2011 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family today; I have fond memories of Barb. Sincerely, Trisha Buhler Sterud

Trish and Robert Sterud Sep 29 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family, have many wonderful memories with my Aunt Barb, I know she and Mom are having coffee and enjoying each other! May God Bless you and give you strength during this time! Love Jeanne and Mike

Jeanne & Mike Wattier Sep 28 2011 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lose, Barb was a dear friend and classmate.

David & Bonnie Olson Sep 28 2011 12:00 AM

I hope you are having fun in heaven Grandma! We will miss you here but we will see you again! Breelyn loves all of your neckalces and especially the Red Hat Ladies Bracelets that you shared with her! I'm so glad your with Jesus and no more medicines for that ugly disease! Have fun drinking all that coffee and being with your family there! You will always be our Miss America! See you again grandma!

Megan Spears Sep 28 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of Barb's passing away in the newspaper. My deceased sister was a good friend of Barb's and was an attendant at her wedding. I often visited with Barb when I would be in Webster to see my mother. She was always so friendly and pleasant to do business with at the bank. She wiull be missed by all that knew her.

Donna Peterson Syverson Sep 27 2011 12:00 AM

Barb and I lived near each other when we were in the early grades. We enjoyed cutting out paper dolls and making things with modeling clay. She was always cheerful and happy. Very bright, too. Although I didn't know her in later years, I'm sure she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope you all have good memories of her to treasure. Sincerely, Gretchen

Gretchen (Schmitt) Pelroy Sep 27 2011 12:00 AM

I was so sad when I heard of Barb's passing. She and I were such good friends in 7th and 8th grade and in High School. I spent many a night at her house and we would write in our diaries and read each others diaries. We kind of lost touch for awhile when we were busy raising our families and lived in cities far from each other. In the last few years I did get to spend some time with her when I was home visiting family. I really enjoyed those times and will treasure our friendship forever! Our deepest sympathy goes out to her entire family. She was a great lady and a good friend! Brian and Janice (Holland) Berkner

Janice Berkner Sep 27 2011 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss please know your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Gary & Karla Beisch Sep 26 2011 12:00 AM