Kaili Jacobson

kaili jacobson

Kaili Jacobson, 35, of Fargo, formerly of Wildrose, ND, passed away at her home in Fargo on Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013.Kaili Rae Jacobson was born September 26, 1978 to John and Susan (Larson) Jacobson. She spent her childhood in Wildrose where she attended Wildrose Public School. Kaili was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Wildrose.She graduated from Wildrose/Alamo Public School in May of 1997. While in high school she played volleyball, ran track, participated in drama, band, choir and many other activities. Her church life was also important as she participated in Luther League, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and attended Upper Missouri Ministries Bible Camp. Her school friends knew her as being loving, supportive, and full of laughter.After high school she attended the University of Mary, earning her degree in nursing. After graduation in 2001, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Alexis Hospital in Bismarck. While living in Bismarck, Kaili's circle of friends grew as she formed many lifelong friendships.Kaili moved to Fargo, ND in 2003 where she began working at MeritCare, now Sanford Health. She initially worked as a dialysis nurse. In 2005, she pursued her master's degree in nursing through the University of North Dakota. After receiving her master's degree in 2007, she began working at Roger Maris Cancer Center as a Nurse Practitioner. For the past four years, she worked at the Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Center at Sanford. While there, she developed the Embrace Thyroid Cancer Survivorship program, tying her expertise in the field of cancer medicine with her endocrinology clinic experience.Kaili's coworkers describe her as a true champion for her patients. She had a special place in her heart for treating pregnant women with diabetes. She inspired all those around her to do their best, acting as both coach and cheerleader for her patients and coworkers.Throughout her life, Kaili's circle of friends grew through many avenues. Kaili enjoyed traveling, golfing, planning parties and special gatherings with her friends, gardening, decorating, and a variety of crafts. Kaili was known for her big smile, ready laugh, and twinkling brown eyes. She was always ready to help and support any friend in need. All who had the privilege of knowing her loved her. Although Kaili spent most of her adult life living in the city, her heart was always on the farm. She spent much time traveling back to Western North Dakota where she loved spending time with her family and friends in the Wildrose community.She had a recent passion for running and fitness. In the past two years she completed a number of half marathons. In May of 2013, Kaili checked off a top item on her bucket list when she crossed the finish line of the full marathon in Fargo.The love of Kaili's life, her niece, Ada, was born on October 19, 2010. She took immense pleasure in being an auntie and traveled home often in order to spend time with her favorite girl.Kaili is survived by her parents; sister, Courtney (Kory) Olson of Ray; niece and goddaughter, Ada Olson of Ray; grandparents, Selmer and Georgia Larson of Crosby; uncle and godfather, Steve Larson (Joanne Branson) of Minot; and uncle Kevin (Heather) Larson and her cousins, Tessa, Harley, and Josie of Alamo. Kaili is also survived by godson, Nicholas Bohl, of Minot, and godparents, Dennis and Karen Jacobson of Wildrose. She joins her grandparents, Raymond and Margaret Jacobson, and her dear friend, Joni Weyrauch, in heaven.Kaili's love of life and positive attitude will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  1. OhioI am very sorry for your loss. I hope knowing that your loved one is in our loving heavenly Father’s memory with bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God’s promise at a Revelation 21:4: “… Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing gave passed away.”

  2. OhioI am very sorry for your loss. I hope knowing that your loved one is in our loving heavenly Father’s memory with bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God’s promise at a Revelation 21:4: “… Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing gave passed away.”

  3. my memories of Kaili are that she was always smiling and always having fun. I got to know her in college through a mutual friend of ours. I always had a great time being around her I also got to see her running in the Fargo marathon this past May. She did so well. I am praying and hoping for peace and comfort for all of her loved ones during this difficult time.

  4. Lisbon ND
    I’m so sorry to hear about Kaili. She was an amazing person. I worked at Sanford and got to know her as she was my Dad’s doctor. I picked up running after losing weight and she always was encouraging. I will think of her most this May after she ran the full marathon in 2013. She inspired me and I did both 5K and 10K that weekend. She is dearly missed by patients and staff at Sanford

  5. Lisbon NdKaili- I am so saddened by this news! You were a wonderful person, and are already missed by so many! Rest in peace

  6. Fargo I’m so sorry to hear what has happened. I’m actually one of her patients & have no idea what has happened??? All I got was a phone call from the clinic saying I need to see another doctor cuz she passed away.. It took my breathe away hearing that cuz how can that be when I just saw her happy face & laugh only 3 weeks ago!! I’m only 36 & think she had to be around my age?? It has to be so heart breaking for everyone & my thoughts & prayers to out to family friends threw this sad time …. I agree Kaili up there with the angles running 5k .. 🙂 god bless you Kaili I’ll miss you 🙁

  7. Cypress TXI went to school with Kaili at Mary. She always had an infectious smile on her face and was fun to be around. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  8. My friend, colleague- I will miss you beyond what words can express. My thoughts and prayers to the family! God bless.

  9. Rapid City SDJacobson Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Kaili. I remember when her and Courtney walking by our house going to school. I remember her playing basketball and she put her whole heart into it. Your family will be in my prayers, if there is anything I can do please email me or facebook me. God Bless you guys. Brenda Tangsrud

  10. Wildrose ND
    John, Sue, Courtney and the rest of the Jacobson family, Our prayers are with you in this unimaginable time. May God comfort you and keep you. Let us know if you need anything at all.

  11. Jamestown ND
    Sue and family,

    I was devistated to hear the loss of Kaili. I always enjoyed the times that we spent together at Debbie’s and at Ada’s birthday parties. She always had a way of making you feel like part of the family. She was so warm, kind and outgoing. I loved to see her house this spring she was so happy on how everything turned out. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    God Bless!

  12. Edmond OkSue, John, &family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Kaili. My thoughts, prayers, and my heart is with you.

  13. Fargo ND
    John, Sue, Court & Family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Kaili was a beautiful soul who brought her wonderful smile everywhere she went. I’ll always remember that about her. May God comfort you.

  14. Fargo ND
    Dear Sue, John, and Courtney,
    Our prayers be with you at this most difficult time. We feel like we have lost one of our own. Kaili was a neighbor, a role model, and a health care provider for Bob when she worked at the Roger Maris Cancer Center. We always loved to see her at Sanford Clinics. Let us know if we can be of any help while you are in Fargo. After all John and Bob are almost cousins.
    Love, Bob and Ruth Stefonowicz

  15. Wildrose ND
    Dear Jacobson Family,
    We can’t imagine the loss and sadness you are feeling right now. Our prayers have been with you and will continue. With love – Greg, Jenn and boys

  16. Kindred North Dakota
    Kaili, your smile was contagious and your generosity was overflowing not only for your patients but to your dialysis colleges. Your commitment to provide the best patient care will be greatly missed by all. You always said,”just keep smiling” and we did! T

  17. Morris MN
    Kaili Will sure be missed by many She was not only a great person but a great coworker!! She is now in heaven running gods 5/10k and showing them how to do it!!! My prayers are with the Family!

  18. Kai,
    I miss you already. Your gorgeous smile, hilarious personality, your for life and all those in it… I pray for your family during this unimaginable time.

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