Donna Marie Jacobson
Donna Marie Jacobson
  • December 7, 1938 - August 21, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Donna Marie Birr Jacobson

December 7, 1938 – August 21, 2017

Donna Marie (Birr) Jacobson, 78, died Monday afternoon, August 21, 2017.

She was born on December 7, 1938 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Martha (Reimer) Birr. Donna grew up in Morgan and Oconto Falls, Wisconsin and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1957.

Donna and Eugene “Gene” Jacobson were married on April 23, 1960 in Morgan, Wisconsin. They lived in the Kansas City, Missouri area for the past 46 years and wintered in southern Texas for the past 19 years.

Donna loved her family and they were her priority in life. She really enjoyed spending time with her family especially at their lake property in the Ozarks.

Donna enjoyed helping people. She delivered meals for the “Northland Meals on Wheels” from 1986 to 2014. She also made quilts, blankets and other items to donate to Baby Grace (an outreach for teen mothers) and Rachel’s House (a pregnancy resource center).

Donna was a member of numerous quilting groups including Kearney Quilt Gatherers, Northland Stitchers, and Northland Quilters Guild. She enjoyed gardening, canning, camping, going to estate sales, dancing, and playing cards at the Liberty Community Center.

Donna is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Eugene “Gene” Jacobson, father and mother, Edward & Martha (Reimer) Birr, her brothers, Melvin (Joyce) Birr, Ronald (Louise) Birr and sister, Beatrice (Norman) Gilbertson.

Donna is survived by children Cindy (Chuck) Hyneman, Karl (Sherry) Jacobson and Jane (Doug) Petree, all who reside in the Kansas City area. Her grandchildren Jared Hyneman, Katie Hyneman, Anna (Zach) Allen, Ellen Jacobson, Neal Jacobson, Jacob Petree and Mayme Petree. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donna will be remembered most for her love of family and compassion for others.

People may call at White Chapel, D.W. Newcomer’s Sons, Dignity, White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119. Visitation will be Friday, August 25, 5-7pm; Memorial Service Saturday, August 26 at 10am.

Memorial Contributions to be determined at a later date.