In Memory of Cathy Jacobson


3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday


11:00 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, MN

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Cathy Joan Jacobson, age 47 of Hudson, WI, lost her battle to cancer on October 25, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN. Cathy was born May 8, 1970 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Charles and Joan (Schaar) Wachter. She graduated from Rosemount High School, the Class of 1988. While in school, Cathy was a competitive athlete. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Bob Jacobson on June 1, 1996 at Trinity Lone Oak Church in Eagan. Their marriage was blessed with two boys, Bradley and Gavin. Cathy worked as an Executive Assistant at US Bank in St. Paul until recent.

Most important to Cathy was her family. She was an amazing and devoted mom and wife, selfless, with a heart full of intensity to support her family. Cathy’s family was blessed with great memories of family vacations, boating, hiking and camping at Willow River together. In her time of relaxation, Cathy enjoyed crocheting. Cathy loved their family pet beagle, B.J., whom brought great comfort to her. She was a proud and supportive hockey and soccer mom, and so wonderful at keeping her family organized. During Bradley’s senior hockey season, Cathy graciously worked as the lead support of the Cancer Awareness game.  A few weeks later, Cathy’s world changed, as she was diagnosed with cancer herself. The next year, the Cancer Awareness Hockey game was in her honor as she dropped the puck. Cathy’s passion for life and support for others truly is the legacy she leaves behind.

Cathy will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Bob; sons, Bradley and Gavin of Hudson; parents, Joan & Charles Wachter of Eagan; brothers, Jeff (Blythe) Wachter of Eleva, WI, and Craig (Dawn) Wachter of New Richmond; Bob’s parents, Sharon Kooiker, step-father, Ken Kooiker, and Arnie Jacobson; along with all of her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 30, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 14107 S. Hudson Rd., Afton, MN, with Pastor Steven Kramer officiating. Visitation will take place from 3:00 - 6:00 PM Sunday, October 29 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S 11th St., Hudson, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. A memorial fund has been established for her son’s college educations at US Bank, Cathy Jacobson Donation Fund, c/o Robert S. Jacobson.

Cathy Jacobson's Tribute Wall

Tributes (2):

  1. (From my gratitude journal I keep to remember my great blessings from God)

    Cathy Jacobson,

    A light reflecting God’s love so beautifully
    I am most blessed to call her family

    In illness we found a path to closeness
    That only God could have prepared

    She made less of her terminal condition
    To console and encourage me

    Like rediscovering a friend
    And wishing we connected sooner

    Cathy, selfless, loving, putting others first
    She amazed me in the depth of her faith

    I pray for the family’s comfort
    That the God of all comfort seem near

    May God choose me to share
    Even half of the love Cathy gave to all

    Cathy, sweet child of God
    Rest in the presence of your Father

    Until that glorious day
    We reunite in Christ

  2. Your beautiful smile, love of life and family was infectious! You will be missed by us all! We will see you on high when we all gather with our Lord and Saviour!