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Mary Johanna (Van Holland) Jacobsma

April 3, 1935 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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   MARY JOHANNA JACOBSMA, age 87, of Luverne, died Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.   She was born April 3, 1935, near Rock Valley, Iowa to Johannes and Grace Van Holland. Mary Attended Rock Valley Christian School for her early years and then attended Rock Valley Public School where she graduated.

   Mary wed the love of her life, Gerrit Jacobsma, on her family’s farm near Rock Valley on March 13, 1953. The couple began life together farming first in Iowa, then moved to South Dakota and finally to Minnesota. Mary worked first as a farm wife and homemaker and then became a Certified Nurses Aid at Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, MN. After a move to Luverne, Mary Worked at the hospital in Rock Rapids, IA, and then spent many years in the dietary department of the Minnesota Veteran’s home in Luverne. She also volunteered serving the homebound through her church in Luverne.

   Mary enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and she and Gerrit would try to attend their activities when they could and were able. She also enjoyed helping special needs persons by serving in the “Friendship Class” at their church where she was able to show them God’s love through her own life.  Mary’s faith in Jesus Christ as her savior was always most important to her.

   After the passing of her beloved Gerrit, Mary moved to Brandon, SD, where she continued her love of the Lord by helping others, welcoming any visitor she had and spending the remaining years of her life at Helping Hand and Bethany Meadows/Home.

   Mary is survived by a son, Roger (Cheryl) Jacobsma, Hospers, IA; two daughters, Carol (Gordon) Tinklenberg, Lincoln, NE; and Linda (Ray) Koens, Brandon, SD; nine grandchildren, Heather (Troy Boniek), Daniel (Julie) Jacobsma, Michael (Ashley) Jacobsma, Jami (Andrew) Button, and Arianna Tinklenberg; nine great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Addison, Lucas, Andrew, Keegan, Jaxon, Elizabeth, Karter and Samuel; brothers, Dick (Ruth) Van Holland, and Joe (Gerry) Van Holland, and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Van Holland.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerrit Jacobsma, sister, Winnie Vander Vliet, and a brother, Gerrit Van Holland.

  Visitation will be from 1pm to 2pm Friday January 20, 2023 at American Reformed Church in Luverne. Funeral will be 2pm Friday, at American Reformed Church with Pastor Mike Altena officiating.  Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, in Luverne.  Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne in charge of arrangements.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 20, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
American Reformed Church
304 N. Fairview Drive
Luverne, MN 56156

Funeral Service
Friday
January 20, 2023

2:00 PM
American Reformed Church
304 N. Fairview Drive
Luverne, MN 56156

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