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Marlys Anne (Schaber) Jacobs of Buffalo, 86, passed on June 12, 2022 with her family by her side. She had the kindest heart and loved to help those in need. She was born on March 21, 1936 to Sylvia (Bourgeois) and Everett Schaber, was raised near Hamel and lived in the farmhouse she grew up in until moving to Buffalo in 2002. She graduated from Wayzata High School in 1954 and then attended secretarial school. She loved her job at Minneapolis-Moline. She valued education and was proud to have helped her children and grandchildren attend college. She married Dale Jacobs in 1960 and they had three children, Jill Barth (John), Jon Jacobs (Gretchen) and Jolene Huston (Ward). She was deeply loved by her seven grandchildren, Cory, Katie and Kiley Barth, Olivia and Maggie Jacobs, and Jacob (Jake) and Annika Huston. She loved her brother Howard Schaber and her late brother Donald. She was loved like a mom and grandma to so many others. She loved gardening. She ran Jacobs Produce before specializing in pumpkins and had one of the largest U-pick pumpkin farms in the area. After moving to Buffalo, her love of gardening turned to Hostas, and she loved her beautiful gardens.

A memorial celebration will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Peterson Chapel in St. Michael; 10am visitation, 11am service, noon luncheon. Private burial to follow.

We ask that you remember Marlys by planting a Hosta in your garden this summer.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Beverly A. Johnson

    So sorry for the loss of Marlys, my gardening friend. She was always so friendly!

  2. judy Bertelsen

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and our friend Marlys. Marlys was a beautiful person. I am a better person because of our friendship. Thank you for sharing her.

  3. Cheryl Rohrbach

    Jolene, so sorry for the loss of your mom. You couldn’t have had a better mom, your best friend. The children of Big Lake were blessed to learn from her. I was at a Big Lake graduation last year and the Seniors were talking about Grandma Mar and all that she taught them about plants. I’ll cherish the memories!

  4. Tina

    Aunt Mar was my very best friend. Not just an aunt.

  5. April

    Sorry for your loss. What a special woman. 😊 So many great memories. Just thinking of her and the farm, I can smell the tomatoes! 🍅 Hope you have a special time celebrating her life & legacy.


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