Eileen M. Jacobson, 83

Eileen Marie (Truchon) Jacobson, 83, Brandon, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Visitation with Family, will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 11a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, Valley Springs. Burial, with Full Military Honors, will follow at the church cemetery.

Eileen Marie Truchon was born on April 21, 1939, to Arthur and Eileen (White) Truchon in Washburn, Wis. She graduated from Washburn High School in 1957. Eileen entered the U.S. Army in November of that year. She met Dennis LeWayne Jacobson when stationed in Fort Ord, Calif. They were married on April 5, 1958. The couple lived in rural Valley Springs, rural Beaver Creek, Minn., and then moved to the family farm.  Following the passing of Dennis, she moved to Brandon in 2010. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Eileen loved to serve at her church in the social hall, organizing funeral lunches and celebratory events. Her love of children led her to teach Sunday and Bible schools and mentor confirmation students. 

Eileen was an extremely talented seamstress. She artfully created many of her daughters’ dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses, and costumes. Eileen also designed custom gowns for a special friend who performed opera in New York and Chicago. 

Eileen loved sharing her free time with her very special lady friends going to lunch, plays, wineries and other fun outings. She enjoyed current events and had an amazing knack for remembering the history of her family and those in her community. Spending time with her family, reading, cooking, gardening, taking care of her flowers, sewing and canning were all her favorite past times. 

Eileen found immense joy in taking care of others. The love she had for her family had no boundaries. 

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, April (Jeff) Boucher, Brandon; two granddaughters, Jennifer Sittig (Mike Tompkins), and great-grandson, Dylan,  Florida, and Autumn Wells (Cyrus Cross), and great-granddaughter, Mattea, Sioux Falls; grandson, Paul (Lexy) Sittig, and two great-grandsons, Jack and Luke, Valley Springs; brother, Arthur (Barb) Truchon; sister-in-law, Margaret Truchon; brother, Albert (Bonnie) Truchon; sister, Alberta (Stan) Nelson; and brother, John (Barb) Truchon; all of Wisconsin.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; daughter, Amber (Jacobson) Wells; her parents, Arthur and Eileen (White) Truchon; and her brothers, Paul and Frank Truchon.

For online condolences, visit heartlandfunerals.com

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