Katherine Roe Jacobson, 86, died Dec. 16, 2020, at her Mendota Heights home.

Born in 1934 to Ludwig and Alpha Roe in Montevideo, she grew up in a newspaper family and was a lifelong learner. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 1956 and married Delmar Jacobson on Aug. 10, 1957.

Katherine taught English, was a librarian and retired from “Word & World and Dialogue” at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. A longtime member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Katherine was active for many years at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.

Survived by Del; children Anne (Bill) Robertson, Karen, Rolf (Amy Dewald) and Karl (Angela); eight grandchildren; sister Charlotte and brother Philip.

Spring burial in her and Del’s hometown cemetery is planned. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Minneapolis.

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