Joyce Jacobsen

May 1, 2019

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Service: Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8th at Canton Lutheran Church.

   Joyce Jacobsen, age 87, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Dougherty Hospice House surrounded by her family.  Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8th at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Canton Lutheran Church Stained Glass Restoration Fund.

          Joyce was born on September 4, 1931 in Terril, IA to Melvin and Dora (Probst) Christiansen.  She grew up in Terril, graduating from Terrill High School in 1949.  She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril, IA.  She married David Jacobsen on January 27, 1962 in Estherville, IA.  The couple moved to Canton in 1969.  David passed away in 1990.

          In addition to raising her 3 children, Joyce worked at Haisch Pharmacy and spent 23 years at Farmers State Bank, retiring in 2000.  Joyce was a selfless and open-hearted woman whose home and table were always open.  She was an excellent cook and baker.  Her banana bread, homemade ice cream, and strawberry pie were family favorites.  She cherished spending time with her grandchildren and loved attending their school functions and activities.  She also enjoyed holidays, reading, her coffee group and eating at the Garden of Eat’n.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Craig (Paula), Sioux Falls, SD and Jim (Jeanie), Canton, SD; daughter, Pam (Jason) Rabenberg, Glenham, SD; grandchildren, Tricia Steen, Erin (Ryan) Gimbel, Ellie Rabenberg (fiancé Karson Klein), Kacie Jacobsen, and Hunter Jacobsen; great-grandchild, Layla and baby Gimbel due in July; along with numerous extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, David, and sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Dean) Higinbotham.


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  1. Francis and Carol McEntee on May 2, 2019 said:

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. CONNIE GOETSCH WYMER on May 3, 2019 said:


  3. Michell & Michael Williams on May 3, 2019 said:

    Kacie we are so sorry for your loss! We are thinking and praying for you and your family!

  4. Cloy D. Goetsch on May 3, 2019 said:

    I will certainly miss my cousin Joyce. Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss.

  5. CARLA MCMURRY-KOZAK on May 3, 2019 said:

    So many fond memories. Holding all of you in prayers- always
    Rachel McMurry
    John & Catherine McMurry
    Carla & Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent & Suzanne McMurry
    Renee & Brit McMurry-Gilman

  6. Jerry "Jake" and Becky Jacobsen on May 4, 2019 said:

    Becky and I will miss our sister in law but are glad that she is now finding rest and peace in her life’s journey. Joyce and my brother Dave had a wonderful marriage but far to short a time together due to Dave’s untimely passing. They are now together once again and can pick up from their time apart. Joyce was a wonderful sister in law and perfect match for Dave in complimenting their love of life and family. We wish the best of family togetherness for Jim, Pam, and Craig and know the passing of time will ease their acute sense of loss. We plan to support the request for memorial funds for the stained glass project at the Lutheran Church in Joyce’s name. Best wishes to all from Naples, Florida.