Olive JacobsonOlive Louise Jacobson went home to be with our Lord on the 12th of March, 2012, at Kinnic Health Care in River Falls.
Olive Louise Jacobson went home to be with our Lord on the 12th of March, 2012, at Kinnic Health Care in River Falls.
Olive was the second of five children born to Herbert and Louise Kersley in 1921 in Reading, England. Olive worked at Huntley and Palmers, a British biscuit company, for many years. Throughout WWII she served in the British Women's Land Army in the absence of men serving in the Royal Forces.
During this time she met her future husband, Raymond Jacobson, who was an American GI stationed in southern England. In January 1947, Olive immigrated to America to marry Ray at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls, Wis. After their wedding they settled in Milwaukee where they raised five children.
Olive was a very devoted and loving mother. She loved to cook and bake, as well as travel, especially back to her homeland to visit her family there. Olive and Ray retired to their farm in River Falls where they enjoyed many family get-togethers. She always enjoyed a "proper" cup of tea.
She leaves behind her children, Harvey Jacobson (Bonnie), Sandi Cressler (Tom), Cheryl Bessette, Julie Geddes (Nick), and Pamela Jacobson (Bob Jilbert); grandchildren, Ryan (fiancée Camille), Eric (Chrissy) Tiffany (Jeff), Casey, Robert (Jennifer), Brenton (Jess), Andrew; great-grandchildren, Ean and Joshua. In addition, she is survived by her sisters Barbara Piercy of South Molton, England, Beryl Jones (Cedric) of Ashton Keynes, England, and Edna (Ashley) Day of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and brother, Ronald.
A memorial service for Olive will be held at Luther Memorial Church, where she was a member, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, with Reverend Michael Sholz officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family. Please visit www.hillfuneralservice.com to leave an online condolence.
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