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Darcy Lynn Jacobson
Darcy Lynn Jacobson
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Darcy L. Jacobson, 58, of Rochester, died Thursday, October 21, 2010 at her residence.Darcy Lynn Crest was born December 14, 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Walter and Marion (Haagensen) Crest. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1969 and attended Winona State College. She married Robert (Bob) Jacobson on November 27, 1971 in Minneapolis and made their home in Rochester. They then moved to Hayfield in 1977 and returned to Rochester in 1999. She was employed at the Mayo Clinic for 38 years where she began her career in Neurology and most recently worked as the office manager in Health Science Research. Darcy was on the Hayfield City Council. She was very active at the First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield where she taught Sunday School and served on the church council. After moving back to Rochester, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rochester where she was active in the choir and she worked on the Festival of Music committee. She enjoyed reading, movies, traveling, loved her work, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.Darcy is survived by her husband, Bob of Rochester; mother, Marion Messenger of The Villages, FL; brother, Joe Crest of Burnsville, MN; and father-in-law, Orville Jacobson of Hayfield, MN. She is also survived by brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Roger and Betty Jacobson, Jim and LaVonne Jacobson, Jon and Kim Jacobson, Harry and Sharon Roberts and Paul and Shelley Steger. Darcy was blessed with 16 nieces and nephews, 19 great-nieces and great-nephews and 2 great-great nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Crest; step-father, Don Messenger; and sister-in-law, Leslie Crest.A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester with the Reverends Jay Rowland, Charlie Talcott and Bruce Kallies officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield, MN. Memorials are requested to First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield, First Presbyterian Church in Rochester or Donor's Choice.

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B Barb Babcock on Dec 4, 2010

Darcy was my buddy in junior high and high school. She was warm and talented and always fun to be with. Back then I had a 125cc Lambretta scooter and she and I would buzz all around south Mpls. Two crazy blondes wearing motorcycle helmets (my parent's unbending rule)zipping between Lake Nakomis and other parts of the Roosevelt High School area. She had the lead role in a couple of plays, at Roosevelt. One of them was "Barefoot in the Park" and she was wonderful in it. I was always hoping to reconnect with her, and have more time with her. If I make it to heaven, I'll hug her then.

P Patricia Hanson on Oct 27, 2010

My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Darcy who was so gifted, giving, and a delight to know. I worked with her several years ago in the Department of Neurology and, in fact, she attended my wedding in 1973. I cherish the kind memories of her and her warm smile and hope that your fond memories of her will help ease all the sorrow that you are dealing with at this time.

C Cheryl James on Oct 26, 2010

Deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Darcy was a special person and will be missed.

J J. Michael Homan on Oct 26, 2010

Deepest sympathy to Bob Jacobson and to the family of Darcy Jacobson. She was an extraordinary employee of Mayo's Health Sciences Research Department and a wonderful person.

L Leigh Gomez-Dahl on Oct 24, 2010

My deepest sympathies. The everlasting smile will always be missed.

S Sue Skree on Oct 24, 2010

Dear Bob and family,

My deepest sympathy to your entire family during this very sad time.

Darcy and I had been interacting in one way or other in our jobs for years. She will be missed.

Please know I am thinking of all of you during this very, very sad time. And pray that you may find peace knowing that although she has left this earthly life she will not be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Sue Skree

E Elisa on Oct 23, 2010

I will never forget the love, encouragement, and support that Darcy (or D, as I called her)showed me in the seven years she was my supervisor. She helped me grow into the confident woman I am today by showing me how to use my skills, learn from others, and choose my battles...all with a gracious smile, even if the teeth were grinding underneath it. What a monumental loss for us all.
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