Ruth (Seeliger) Jacobson, 86, of Alma Center, WI passed away peacefully December 15,2022 after a brief
stay at Grandview Care Center in Blair, WI. Ruth was born on March 10,1936 in Berglund Michigan,
daughter of Pastor William and Ruth (Lorenz) Seeliger. The family lived in the UP of Michigan and
Northern WI until 1948 when they moved from Mattoon WI to Alma Center. In 1952 the family moved
to Lincoln Kansas where she graduated from high school but always considered herself a member of the
ACHM Lincoln High school Class of 1954 as well. After graduation she attended 3 months of business
college in Omaha NE then moved to Minneapolis with her lifelong childhood friend Patricia (Bakke)
Gearing and was employed with the telephone company.
Ruth married Vernon Jacobson on 6/17/1961 at Grace Lutheran Church and they resided in Alma Center
for the reminder of their lives. She was a farmer’s wife and worked part-time at the ACHM School
district for several years while raising her children. She began employment with the Jackson County
Forestry and Parks Department in 1978 retiring in 2002 after 24 years. In the past Ruth served 30+ years
as Town of Garden Valley Treasurer, as an ACHM School board member, & was a 60+ year active
member of Grace Lutheran Church participating in the church choir, Ladies Aid, treasurer, and teaching
Sunday school. She was an avid reader, enjoyed water aerobics with the Morning Mermaids and adored
spending time with her friends and family, especially her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter Kristi (Mike) Hanson, son, Mark Jacobson, granddaughters Nicole (Luke)
Thompson and Lindsey (Nick) Bradley and great-grandchildren Stella and Griffin Thompson and Wyatt
and Maddie Bradley, brother William Seeliger, In-laws Bob and Lori Jacobson, Bill and Valerie Jacobson,
Alice Kleist, Barb Jacobson, Helen Banzhaf and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband Vernon, her parents, parents In-law Harold and Grace Jacobson,
Brother-in-laws Eugene Kleist, Ken Enerson, Gary Jacobson, Marv Banzhaf and sister-in-law Margie
Enerson, niece Rhonda Junge and nephew Dan Enerson.
A service of Christian burial will be Thursday December 22, 2022 at 11am at Grace Lutheran Church in
Alma Center with Pastor David Shudy officiating. Visitation will be 9:30am-11am prior to the services.
Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center at a later date.
Memorials can be directed to Grace Lutheran Church or the Alma Center Community Development
The Jensen- Modjeski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-963-2311.

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