Bernadine A. Jacobson


Bernadine A. Jacobson, age 88 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, December 18 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Dan Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Bernadine Anna Blonigen was born May 8, 1930 in St. Martin, Minnesota to Mathias and Veronica (Mayers) Blonigen. On May 17, 1960 she married Raymond “Roy” Arnzen at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. The couple farmed on the Arnzen Homestead near St. Rosa until Roy’s passing on April 5, 1982. Bernadine then moved to Melrose and was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, sewing quilts, line dancing, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. On July 14, 1990 she married, Orville Jacobson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. In 2011, they moved to Glenwood Retirement Village. Orville passed away in 2017.
Bernadine was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, and Catholic United Financial.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol (DuWayne Johnson) Blommel Johnson of Farmington, Kathy (Todd) Smolnik of Fairbanks, Alaska, and MaryLou (Ken) Zitur of St. Anna; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Silverius (Penny) Blonigen of Wilmington, Massachusetts, Tillie (Bernard) Bussman of Melrose, Dolores Pundsack of Melrose, Clarence (Annella) Blonigen of St. Martin, and Leander (Annette) Blonigen of St. Martin; and sister-in law, Darlene Blonigen of St. Martin.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond “Roy” Arnzen; second husband, Orville Jacobson; parents; and brother, Raymond Blonigen.
Serving as casket bearers were DuWayne Johnson, Todd Smolnik, Ken Zitur, Erin Good, Kris Blommel, and Samantha Rule. Cross bearer was Karsen Blommel and scripture bearer was Trevor Good. Readers were Samantha Rule and Kris Blommel. Gift bearers were Karsen Blommel and Trevor Good.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.