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Veleria (Smith) Jacobson

January 16, 1929 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Veleria “Val” Jacobson, 93, of Argyle, MN, fulfilled her wish to die in her home of 64 years, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Veleria Theresa Smith was born on January 16, 1929, on the family Farm in Eagle Point Township, Marshall County, MN. One of six children born to Theodore and Mary (Altendorf) Smith, she worked the farm from a young age and received her sacraments in St. Stephen Catholic Church, Stephen, MN. After graduating from Stephen High School in 1947, Veleria was married to Henry Joseph “Red” Jacobson on October 19, 1948. The two moved to both Brooks and Crookston, MN, before setting up the family home in Argyle.

Val was an excellent caretaker to her four children, and did a fair share of “breadwinning” over the years. She worked at Valley Coverall, the Farmer Dell, and helped the Paul St. Germain farm with potatoes. She managed a huge garden and canned everything it produced. She enjoyed growing flowers and making arrangements- and one wasn't complete until it included cattails from the ditch!

She was a woman of faith and loved her church. Val was also a good friend and confidant. She was a great listener, was always supportive, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
She will be greatly missed.

Veleria is survived by two sons, James (Christine) Jacobson of St. Louis, Mo, and Darrell “Jake” (Kelly) Jacobson of Argyle; daughter-in-law, Paulette (Pete) of Hot Springs, AR; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Leonard Jacobson of Stephen; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 37 years, Red, who died in 1986; Val was preceded in death by her children, Galen (in 2003) and Geralyn (in 2010); a grandson, Jordan; her parents; and each of her siblings, Francis, Earl, Ida, Agnes, and Eddie.


MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 1, 2022, at 10:30 AM, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Argyle, MN.

A RECORDING will be made available here following the service.
VISITATION: One hour prior to Mass.
INTERMENT: St. Rose Cemetery, Argyle.

To watch a video of Veleria's Mass of Christian Burial, please click the link below:

 Veleria Jacobson - Memorial Folder


April 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
501 West 3rd Street
Argyle, MN 56713

Mass of Christian Burial
April 1, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
501 West 3rd Street
Argyle, MN 56713


St. Rose Cemetery


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