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       Ethel Jacobson, 84, Bismarck, formerly of Oakes, ND, died on August 30, 2007, at a Bismarck Care Center.  Services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Steve Sathre officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

       Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm Tuesday at Eastgate Funeral Service and continue one hour prior to services at the church.

       Ethel was born on November 25, 1922, in Oakes, ND, the daughter of Simon and Esther (Nilson) Carlson.  She attended schools in Oakes, ND.  After high school, she worked in the office for North American Creamery.  Ethel moved to Corpus Christi, TX, in 1943 and there she married Lynn Jacobson.  In 1945, they moved to Beverly Hills, CA, where she went to work for Singer.  In 1950, Ethel and Lynn moved back to Oakes, ND, and she worked for JC Penney Co.  In 1974, they moved to Bismarck where Ethel worked for JC Penney Co. for 17 years before retiring in 1995.

       Ethel was very proud of her Scandinavian heritage and enjoyed teaching her Scandinavian baking.  She loved working on crafts, traveling, and spending time with her family.   She will be remembered as a wonderful seamstress.

       Ethel is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Daryl Sonnenberg of Pinedale, WY, and Lynette and Mark Stenerson of Bismarck, ND; one son and two daughters-in-law, Dennis and Sandy Jacobson of Oakes, ND, and Judy Jacobson of Oakes, ND; two sisters, Gunvor Morken of Billings, MT, and Eva (Julius) Ketterling of Surprise, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.  

       Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lynn; her son, Darryl; her daughter-in-law, Julie Jacobson; her brother-in-law, Almar Morken; and her brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Fran Carlson.

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