Veronica "Dot" Louise Jacobsen, of McCook died Wednesday (March 14, 2007) at Bryan LGH East at Lincoln. She was 68 years old.
She was born on Dec. 29, 1938, in St. Libory, to William F. and Kathryn (Zauha) Placke. She grew up in St. Libory graduating from the eighth grade Parochial School and then graduating in 1956, from St. Paul High School.
On June 1, 1961, she married Lawrence Jacobsen in Shelton. They lived on the family farm in St. Paul, then in Hastings, and finally moving to McCook where Lawrence worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and Dot babysat in their home for years.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook and Altar Society holding many offices. She was a member of the United Transportation Union Easter Lily Lodge; a 25-year member of Better Halves Extension Club; she helped start McCook Recyclers; she was involved in the Boy and Girl Scouts for numerous years and volunteered at St. Pats School for many years.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 1987; one brother, William A. Placke; and one sister, Virginia Placke.
Survivors include her son, Steve Jacobsen of McCook; two daughters, Peggy Daniels and husband, Byron of Trenton and Nancy Broadfoot and husband, Greg of McCook; grandchildren, Benton, Cody and Michaela Daniels, Megan and Jacob Forbes and Andrew, Alex and Libby Broadfoot; sister, Marilyn Retzlaff and husband, Bill of Palmer; two brothers, Norbert Placke and wife, Ramona of St. Libory and Donald Placke and wife, Jan of Central City; sister-in-law, Marilyn Placke of St. Libory; numerous family members and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation is today until time of rosary. Friends may go online to www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Rosary is today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour and Father Val Bartek officiating. Graveside services will be on Monday, 2 p.m., at St. Libory Cemetery with Father Larry Colter officiating.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.