Obits – Loel C. “Babe” Jacobs

Loel C. “Babe” Jacobs
Loel C. “Babe” Jacobs

Loel C. “Babe” Jacobs, age 78, of Carver, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Birchwood Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver with Father Thomas Joseph as Celebrant of the Mass; a gathering of family and friends was held two hours prior to the Mass at church; interment Church Cemetery.
Babe was born on Dec. 19, 1934 in Carver County, Minn., the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Pauly) Kaufhold. She was baptized and confirmed at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska. On Aug. 6, 1955, Babe was united in marriage to Douglas Koch at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia and on Feb. 16, 1980, Babe was united in marriage to Gerald Jacobs at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver.
Babe was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and was a devoted farmwife. She grew up in the country, and enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, yard work, fishing, cooking, and playing cards in the card club. She was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver and belonged to the VFW Aux. in Chaska. Babe worked for two years as a nurses aid at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.
Babe is preceded in death by her husband’s Douglas Koch on Nov. 2, 1974 and Gerald Jacobs on June 28, 2010; parents Anthony and Rose Kaufhold; brother Roger Kaufhold; sister Arlene Forner.
Babe is survived by her loving family; children Sandy (Steve) Ames of Cologne, James (Barb) Koch of Cologne, Wayne Koch and special friend Joyce Geyen of Waconia, Joan (Randy) Maass of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Sara and Preston Dvorak, Nate Koch, Adam Maass, Joshua and Sarie Maass, Ryan and Ashley Maass; great-grandchildren Tori Dvorak, Mason Maass, Parker Maass, Brody Maass; sister Laura Worm of Chaska; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary Kaufhold of Chaska, Irene Koch of Crystal, Matthew and Judy Jacobs of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth and Sharon Jacobs of Waconia, Leona Pierson of Chaska, Margaret Breggeman of Shakopee, Diane Vogel of Norwood Young America, Lucy Jacobs of New York, Marion and Ken Adamson of Minnepolis, Bob Jeurissen of Shakopee; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;