Rita Jacobson

Obituary of Rita Jacobson

A memorial service for Rita Jacobson, 64, of Okoboji, will be held Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji.

To watch the recorded memorial service, click on the following link; https://youtu.be/NorOqaybECw 

Rita May Jacobson, the daughter of Delores (Riedemann) and Melvin Richter, was born April 15, 1957 in Primghar, Iowa. 

On August 9, 1975, Rita was married to Tim Jacobson in Hartley, Iowa. They lived in various places including Escondido, California, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cottage Grove, Minnesota and Sioux City, Iowa before moving to Okoboji in 2015. Rita was a member of the First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Rita enjoyed counted cross stitch, photography, reading, crafts and sewing. Her friends and family were a big part of her life and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Throughout her life, she did a lot of volunteer work and always had a servant heart to help someone in need.

Rita passed away September 27, 2021 at her home in Okoboji at sixty-four years of age.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Jacobson; son, Ryan (Meg) Jacobson; grandkids, Cooper and Paige; mother, Delores Richter; sister, Linda (Russ) Smith; brother, Richard (Carmen) Richter; nephew, Paul (Missy) Richter; niece, Jen Richter.

Rita was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Richter and her brother, Paul Richter.

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