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.