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.