Obituary of Carole Jacob
A Memorial Service for Carole Jacob, age 87, of Milford will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.
Carole Jean Jacob passed away on June 5, 2023, at the age of 87. She was born on January 1, 1936, in Fairmont, Minnesota, to John Miller and Elsie (Lockner) Miller.
On April 21, 1954, Carole married the love of her life, Donald Jacob, in Jackson, Minnesota. Carole lived in Minnesota while Don was serving in the military. Once he was discharged, the couple settled in Milford, Iowa in 1956.
Carole's dedication to her church, First Lutheran Church, was an integral part of her life. She served on the Altar Guild and actively participated in numerous church activities. Carole's faith shone brightly through her acts of service, whether it was preparing meals for families, cleaning the church, ironing altar linens, or any task that was needed. She touched the lives of many through her unwavering commitment to making the worship experience meaningful for all who entered the church. Carole also extended her generosity beyond the church, volunteering her time to deliver Meals on Wheels and providing support to shut-in church members.
In her professional career, Carole worked for 25 years at Dickinson County Home Health Care. She served as a coordinator and caregiver, passionately striving to provide the best possible care for patients in Dickinson County. Carole's dedication to her work extended beyond her own role, as she trained and mentored aides, instilling in them the values of compassion and exceptional care.
Carole possessed a green thumb and found joy in tending to her garden and flowers. In her younger years, she enjoyed sewing and embroidery. Family always held a special place in Carole's heart, and she cherished moments spent together. Whether sharing a meal, playing cards, or attending events, Carole embraced these gatherings with enthusiasm and love. She delighted in her culinary skills, cooking, baking, and creating delectable candies, which she generously shared with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Her Christmas cookies and candies became a cherished tradition, eagerly anticipated by all who were fortunate enough to receive them.
In recent years, Carole battled dementia and faced other health concerns, requiring specialized care. She spent the last 3 ½ years at Accura Healthcare of Milford, where she received excellent care and attention. In her final weeks, Carole received compassionate support from St. Croix Hospice, ensuring her comfort and well-being.
Carole is survived by her devoted husband, Don Jacob; her loving daughter, Kim Woods, and husband Mark of Littleton, Colorado; and her cherished grandson, Trevor Woods, and wife Amy of Charleston, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elsie Miller; her sister, Maxine Hansen; her brother, Cecil Miller; her nephew, Dennis Miller; and her niece, Jaclyn Miller.