Patricia "Trish" (Kelly) Jacobson

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Trish Jacobson, 41, of Rochester, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Rochester, following a 14-month battle with breast cancer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection in Rochester, with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a half-hour visitation prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Church of the Resurrection. Interment will take place at a later date.

Patricia Maureen Kelly, daughter of Paul and Cherlyn (Jarding) Kelly, was born Feb. 4, 1972, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She graduated from O'Gorman High School in 1990 and from SDSU College of Nursing in 1995. Following graduation, Trish was hired as an RN in the Surgical Cardiac Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital with Mayo Health Systems, known today as 5MB C/F. Trish loved her job and worked her entire career in this unit, providing wonderful nursing care to her patients and their families.

Trish enjoyed decorating her home, shopping with her girls and cheering them on in soccer, spending time at the family lake cabin, baking, entertaining friends and family and celebrating life.

On Oct. 4, 1997, Trish was married to Tim Jacobson in Sioux Falls, S.D. They made their home in Rochester, where they have lived the past 18 years, raising their two daughters. Grateful for having shared her life, are her husband, Tim; daughters, Lauren and Alexa Jacobson, all of Rochester; her father, Paul Kelly, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; her sisters, Sheila Broughton and her husband, Kyle, Canton, S.D., and Kris Lawrence, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and her brother, Mike and his friend, Melissa, Omaha, Neb. Trish is also survived by her sister-in-law, Renae Jacobsen and her husband, Mark, Badger, S.D.; and her brothers-in-law, Chris Jacobson and his wife, Pam, Watertown, S.D., and Rick Jacobson and his wife, Kelley, Zuni, Va.; her aunts and uncles; as well as many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Trish was preceded in death by her mother, Cherlyn Kelly, her mother-in-law, Dorothy Jacobson, her four infant brothers, and her grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed toward an educational fund established for Trish's daughters, Lauren and Alexa Jacobson.

Online condolences are welcome at

Funeral Home
Macken Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1105 12th Street SouthEast Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-1075
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Nov. 25, 2013
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