Christine Jacobson, 90,West Fargo, ND, formerly of Walcott, ND died on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Christine (Amstrup) Jacobson was born April 2, 1915 to Charles and Agnes (Pedersen) Amstrup in Sabin, MN. Her childhood years were spent in the Sabin area. In 1928 she moved with her parents to a farm in the Kindred area. She attended school in Walcott, ND. She married Reuben Jacobson in Moorhead, MN on January 29, 1932. They farmed in the Walcott and Kindred area until 1946 when they moved to Walcott.
She was a homemaker until 1958 when she went to work at NDSU in Food Services. In 1960 she went to work for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota as a housemother, first at the Svee Home and then at Luther Hall. During this time she also attended NDSU. She retired in 1975.
She enjoyed sewing and quilting. She made many dolls, teddy bears, and clowns that were enjoyed by many.
She was a member of Walcott Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She was also very active in the local Ladies Aid, Homemakers Club, and 4-H Leader for a number of years.
She is survived by two sons and five daughters: Rev. Reuben Jacobson, West Fargo, ND, Mary (Alfred) Lieseth, Granbury, TX, Janice Peterson, Portland, OR, Judy (Peter) Larson, Abercrombie, ND, Shirley (Layton) Johnson, West Fargo, ND, Charles (Sandy) Jacobson, Castle Rock, CO, Sharon (Patrick) Connelly, Garden City, NY; two daughters-in-law: Arlene (Jerry) Malak, Lake Elmo, MN, Gail Jacobson, Fargo, ND; 28 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; 11 great, great grandchildren; three brothers: Norman (Bernice) Amstrup, Fargo, ND, Harold (Dollye) Amstrup, Yerington, NV, Carl (Pat) Amstrup, Green Valley, AZ; Three sister-in-law: Esther Mae Amstrup, Grand Forks, ND, Alma Paasche, Crookston, MN, Evelyn Iken, Fargo, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reuben; two sons: Ronald and Duane; a grand daughter; great grand son; a brother: Robert; a daughter-in-law: Kathy Jacobson and a son-in-law: Robert Peterson.
Funeral Service will be on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 11:00 am at Walcott Lutheran Church. Visitation will be at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, on Friday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Burial will be at the Walcott Cemetery, Walcott, ND.
Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND in in charge of arrangements
Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com
Soloists: Sara Malak and Chris Aanerud
Rev. Jerry Malak
Rev. Reuben Jacobson
Rev. Sara T.
Tyler Anderson (neighbor and Sunday School Student) unable to attend
David and Darrin Nelson (neighbors)
Peter and Paul Amstrup (nephews)
Jeff Amstrup (nephew)
Congregational Hymns: I Love to Tell the Story and Just a Closer Walk with Thee