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Mariann Jacobson

February 03, 1934 - April 19, 2020

A private burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery, LaMoure, ND


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Mariann Jacobson

February 03, 1934 - April 19, 2020


Mariann Avis Jacobson, 86, Fargo, ND (formerly of LaMoure, ND) passed away on April 19, 2020 at Eventide Fargo Care Center.

Mariann was born on February 3, 1934 in a tar paper shack near Grenora, ND. Her parents were Carl and Hilda (Folvag) Haugen. She graduated high school from Williston High School. She was united in marriage on July 12, 1952 to Albert Oliver Jacobson. Together they raised four children on the family farm. Mariann and Albert farmed near Fullerton, ND from 1958 to 1984. They built a home in LaMoure and lived there starting in 1978. Albert passed away in 1984. She married Robert Juelke on January 4, 1993 and they moved to Fargo in 2006.

Mariann enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, card playing and church activities. She also enjoyed socializing, dancing and visiting in person or on the phone with friends. She was a member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church since moving to the farm in 1958. Mariann worked at Rickfords Department store in LaMoure, and later as secretary and bookkeeper at the LaMoure school.

Mariann was a wonderful mother and wife. She was devoted to her family and this was the focus of her life. Her children and grandchildren enjoyed all the special foods and holiday meals that she would prepare. She also deeply cared about her friends and neighbors. Mariann was always very well dressed – a beautiful outfit, matching jewelry, hair and makeup always perfect!!

Mariann was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jacobson, her husband Robert Juelke, her parents Hilda and Carl Haugen, her sisters Cora Hagen, Loretta Perry, brother Carlton Haugen.

She is survived by her children: Kevin (Donna) Oakes, ND; Alan (Susan) Bismarck, ND; Denley (Beverly) Fargo, ND, and Renee Jacobson (Alan Evans). Grandchildren include Kevin (Cory) Jacobson, Kim (Vance) Jirava, Nick (Cody) Jacobson, Tonya (Josh) Wald, Bethany (Micheal) Kok, Mark Jacobson, Philip Jacobson, Eric (Jill) Jacobson, Silka (Michael) Houghton, Kyra Jacobson- Evans, Torrey Jacobson-Evans. Great grandchildren include Jacob Carroll, Julia Jacobson, Reed Jirava, Colton Jirava, Ivy Jacobson, Tate Jacobson, Creighton Jacobson, Ayden Jacobson, Blaine Wald, Rylen Wald, Carter Wald, Alice Kok, Albert Houghton, and baby boy Jacobson due in May. Survivors also include her sisters: Jan Nelson, Sitka, AK; Shirley Smith, Denver, CO, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a private graveside service and burial at Rosehill Cemetery in LaMoure, ND. Video of the funeral service will be made available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

Many thanks to the staff of Eventide Care Center and Ethos Hospice for their kind, compassionate care in these difficult times.


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25 responses to “Mariann Jacobson”

  1. Renee Jacobson says:

    Goodbye Mom, thank you for a wonderful life. I will miss you. Love, Renee

  2. Robin Swiggum says:

    I will miss talking & visiting with you. Always enjoyed visiting with you & hearing your family stories. You took good care of my dad – Bob. We loved coming to visit you in LaMoure in your beautiful house & all your delicious food you would make for us. Dad would entertain us with his remote control toys & grilling out in the summer. Always enjoyed playing cards with you guys too, Your beautiful flowers, garden & yard were kept up so nice. Please greet my dad from me. I have lots of good memories so thank you. You will be missed by so many.
    Love Robin Swiggum

  3. Sheena Swiggum says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of grandma Mariann. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.
    Sheena, Stacy and Lexy, Bob’s granddaughters.

  4. Diana Peterson Homan Kramer says:

    Our hearts are deeply saddened for your family. The Jacobson family was blessed to have such a loving and caring Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. The memories you all cherish in your hearts will endure and continue to bring you joy. Love and prayers

  5. Donette Klever says:

    I don’t know where to even begin…..we had so many good times from the time we became neighbors in 1969…..playing cards, bowling, visiting, homemakers, even “partying” in our younger years! You will be so missed Mariann. Thank you for your friendship….Rest in Peace!

  6. Scott & jodi miller says:

    So sorry for your loss kim & family, thoughts & prayers to you & your family

  7. James Phyllis Anderson says:

    I have fond memories of growing up on a farm, next to Marianne and Albert and their family. Knowing her faith in God she’s in good hands.

  8. Deb Rasmussen says:

    Marianne was a wonderful cousin, she was always full of stories that entertained and educated us on our families. We enjoyed going for coffee and pie with her when we were in Fargo. She lived a full life that she was very proud of. Rest In Peace, you will be missed.
    Debra and Gary Rasmussen

  9. Susan Ibsen says:

    My sympathy to all that knew & loved Cousin Mariann. I only got a couple opportunities to visit with her face to face, but I always enjoyed the Family Christmas Picture card. A beautiful family indeed. Prayers of comfort & healing as you reminisce about her wonderful life & how she loved you.

  10. Rexford Haugen says:

    I will always remember when my parents and I would visit LaMoure and the many hours of card games at Mariann and Bob’s.

    Goodbye aunt Mariann, you will be missed.
    With love,

  11. Rexford Haugen says:

    I will always remember when my parents and I would visit LaMoure and the many hours of card games at Mariann and Bob’s.

    Goodbye aunt Mariann, you will be missed.
    With love,
    Rexford Haugen

  12. Becky DeHut (Hayward) says:

    My heart goes out to you in this difficult time.

  13. Alice Schell says:

    My heart goes out to all the family. Very nice lady, met her in Sitka many times.

  14. Larry and Angie Jacobson says:

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for you during this time.

    From, Sigwald Haugen granddaughter in Fargo

  15. Marilyn Hall says:

    I send my prayers and sympathy to all of you. I am a cousin from Great Falls, MT. Sharing your memories will keep you close to her.

  16. Larry Haugen says:

    Great memories of my cousin. God bless her family!

  17. Douglas Hagen says:

    For most of us, the legacy we leave behind is our family. What a wonderful legacy you have left! Some of my best childhood memories are of my cousins (Mariann’s children) and my siblings racing around the house and the yard at Grandma and Grandpa Haugen’s. Thanks for those memories Mariann.

  18. Shirley Smith says:

    My sister, my friend! I will miss our travels, our card games, telling stories on each other (some real, some embellished) but always funny and sometimes we just laughed. You were at my side during the worst times in my life and I am forever grateful for that. I love you and will forever miss you.

  19. Clinton Lacina and kathy anderson says:

    My sympathy’s to the family. Through my years of going to high school with Alan and Denly and knowing Kevin too good. Mariann was good to me with high school wrestling . Her and her family are wonderful people. And was always kind to my dad. I am proud to know the Jacobson family and being lifetime friends.

  20. Jan Nelson says:

    It is a sad day. But we have had many happy days, at your house playing cards, on the cruises, traveling together to see the sights and at Mom and Dads. There are many people that will miss you for one thing or many! Besides your children, grand children and the great grandchildren. Rest In Peace Mariann. You will be missed.

  21. clark anderson says:

    our sympathies. it has been a long time but I remember Mariann very well.

  22. Alan Evans says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Mariann had such a positive impact, good memories will live on in so many hearts. I will remember her generosity, particularly in holiday meals, and wholeheartedly accepting me as part of the family.


    My sympathy to the family of Mariann. We always enjoyed our visits with her thru the years and whenever I called her she was always so interested in everything and so easy to visit with. She was one classy lady.

  24. Nyla Horab Conover says:

    To all Mariann family’s Mariann was a great friend to my mom and dad Don and Ardith Horab. When My mom died she had wrote her a letter telling her she was coming to see her in a week. I still remember that day she got their. she walk in to the room went over to my mom and said i am here Ardith and i love you. I am going to check into my hotel and i will be back. She left and mom died shortly after that. Just like she was waiting for her to come and say good bye. I also will remember all the times she come to Williston with Jan and Shirley we get together
    she tell me all about her family. RIP Mariann

  25. Mary Montgomery says:

    Mom told me that Mariann passed away, and we were sad to hear. I always enjoyed visiting with her, and she always had a smile that lit up her face. Even though age catches up with us all, it didn’t seen she had aged from the last time I saw her to the time of Robert’s visitation. She was proud of her family, I know you will miss her. Mariann will live on in your hearts and memories.

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