Maxine Elaine Jacobson, 90

Published 6:50 am Friday, March 22, 2019

Maxine (Mac) Elaine Jacobson, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Marks Living.

Maxine Elaine Jacobson, 90

Maxine was born Dec. 17, 1928, to Lester and Elsie Quam. She was united in marriage to Harold Leroy Jacobson on Nov. 29, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. Harold and Mac made Austin their home and spent summers on French Lake at their cabin, which they had for 49 years. She was a devoted member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, always finding her own special spot in the same pew on Sunday, and a longtime member of the Women’s Potpourri Circle group. One thing many may not have known about Maxine is that she played alto saxophone in her younger days and was in the marching band at school, something of which she was so proud. Mom was a strong, determined and loving woman. We will miss her every day. We can all look around our homes and forever be reminded of her love by the Christmas decorations on our trees, the doilies upon our tables, the afghans that lay over our laps, the washcloths in our kitchens and the hundreds of other decorations that she’s made over her years.

Mom was wonderfully devoted to her three daughters, Linda (Nels) Nelson, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, Sandy (Bruce) Hovland, of Austin and Lori Tigner, of Austin. She was a loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by one brother, Rich (Sue) Quam; sister-in-law, Delaine Quam; and her brother-in-law, Virgil (Barb) Jacobson. We will miss our beloved mom, grandma, sister, and aunt so very much, but are comforted by her return to Our Father and her reunion with her husband, Harold; her parents; her two brothers, Dale and Lester; and one great-grandchild, Kiki Palmer, all of whom preceded her in death.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin with Pastor Mike Olmsted officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor’s choice. Special thanks to the wonderful people of St. Croix Hospice who provided invaluable care to Mom for her final days.

Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at