Jeanne Jacobson, 82, of Billings, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at her home.
Jeanne Jacobson was born to Ludwig and Magdelena Rieger on Nov. 10, 1937, in Trail City, South Dakota. Jeanne passed from this life on June 12, 2020, at the age of 82 years, in Billings.
Jeanne graduated from Mobridge High School with the class of 1955. She then attended business school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for one year. After completing business school, she moved to Billings. Jeanne (Rieger) and Ron Jacobson were married in January 1957. They had three children from their union. Jeanne was a wonderful and dedicated mother of her children throughout their lives. They later divorced.
Jeanne was an excellent secretary at Yellowstone Electric for 30 years. She was a very organized and faithful worker, and a very fast and accurate typist. She retired in 1999. For most of her life, Jeanne was a member of the Lutheran Church. Later in life, Jeanne and her son were filled with God’s love and hope by watching Pastor Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings. Jeanne really enjoyed seeing in person Billy Graham, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump.
Jeanne loved animals. Her love of animals was acquired when she was growing up on the farm near Trail City, South Dakota. Since she was the last of 11 children, her animals became her best friends because all her brothers and sisters had left the farm. During her time in Billings, she had several dogs, ferrets, rabbits and birds. Her favorite living pet is Misty, an African Grey Parrot. Jeanne enjoyed many RV trips throughout America with her animals.
Jeanne’s son, Mark, moved back with her and her husband in 2002 to retrain to become a math teacher. Mark was blessed to be selected for a math position at Montana State University Billings. Mark lived with Jeanne until the end of her life.
Jeanne will be remembered for her love of our Lord Jesus Christ, special love of her son, love of her daughters, love of animals, enjoyment of cooking, love of education, being a hard worker, love of RV trips, enjoyment of driving her Lincoln MKS car, and love of decorating her homes outside and inside.
Survivors are Sherry (Randy) Jones of Manhattan, Montana, and their children, Courtney (Mitch) Dean of Hazen, North Dakota; Jessica (Andy) Benson and their son Micaiah of Bozeman; Christopher Jones of Granada Hills, California; Jennifer Jones of Bozeman; and Chelsea Jones of Manhattan. Mark lives in Billings. Nadine (Jeff) Cysewski of Kirkland, Washington, and their children, Peyton of Kirkland and Siena of Kirkland.
A celebration of life service for Jeanne will at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary and Crematory, 1001 Alderson Avenue, Billings, MT 59102.