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49, born 10/8/1956 in Tacoma, WA and passed away 1/29/06 in University Place, WA. Siri is survived by 2 sons, Marc (Christina) Jacobson, Matthew (Michelle) Jacobson; daughter, Machelle Jacobson; father, Harold K. (Margie) Lunde; brother, Hans Lunde; twin sister, Heidi (Bob) Knoblauch; 3 sisters, Rika Stawski, Judy (George) Grissom, Wendy (Dennis) Doescher; 5 grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Niqueya, Kyler, Rylan; close friends “third twin” Kim Nevares, and Gary Johnson.
Funeral service to be held 11:00 AM Thurs., Feb. 2, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma, WA 98444. Please have flowers delivered to Edwards Memorial Center, 3005 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, WA 98466
Siri Ketel Jacobson was born as a twin on October 8th, 1956 to Harold and Rika (June) Lunde in Tacoma Washington. Siri and Heidi were the 5th and 6th child of their parents and in 1956 were much more of a rarity than today. They were much loved and adored by their older sisters Rika, Judy, Wendy and 3 year old brother Hans. Grandma (Gummie) and great aunt Ida were a loving and constant extension of their family and lived close by for most of Siri's childhood. They provided loving support for the whole family. Along the way they were instrumental in carving the foundation for Siri's spiritual journey. This would cause Siri to be a living testament to Gods grace and love through her life, even unto death. Her walk with the Lord Jesus was personal and real, long-suffering and rewarding; in spite of her humanness she was devoted to her faith in Christ Jesus and allowed him to touch others with his love and tenderness through her.
Siri attended Franklin Pierce Schools. She married at 17 years-old to Chris Jacobson. They had three children Machelle, Marc, and Matt. Siri remained a home maker until their divorce 13 years ago, thereafter; she completed her high school education. At the same time she gained custody of her oldest grandchild, Alyssa May, whom provided her with motivation to live life with purpose. Alyssa was truly the apple of Siri’s eye. The kindness and love Siri provided for her three children gave them the ability to live independently and the ability to be responsible for her four other grandchildren: Jordan, Rylan, Kyler and Niqueya.
Siri met her special friend Gary Johnson in 2002; that opened doors for a variety of different experiences, such as a vacation to Disneyworld with Alyssa, musicals, theater, and special dinners that Siri loved. He remained her faithful friend and was often active in the care of Siri during her illness.
Siri started a career with Apple Physical Therapy in 2002. She excelled at her job of verifying insurance and registering patients for their treatment at Apple. She remained working vigilantly until she became ill in August 2005. Through Apple, she made several dear friends who she held close to her heart and would come to realize the depth of their admiration for her gentle soul. The faithfulness of her friends at Apple will forever speak to the integrity of the organization and owners of Apple Physical Therapy.
She battled cancer that had metastasized to the liver and suffered several complications accompanying her disease. When she had to accept the reality of her failing human body, she did so without complaint and with grace. Siri tried several different avenues of treatment and fought with her heart and soul to the end, until finally she let go while staying in Hospice House on January 29, 2006 at 5:08 PM. She was surrounded by family and friends in her last few moments here on earth.
Her birth into eternal life was laborious………and therefore we like to think that her return to her creator was all the more glorious and gratifying.
Siri will be cherished also by her 15 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews. Their experience and the time they spent with Aunt Siri will be remembered with fondness and thoughtfulness. Her gifts to them are their memories of time spent with her and her reciprocal interest in their lives.
A special thanks to her sisters, friends, and other relatives who helped ease Siri’s suffering either through visits or caretaking. Each person who provided their loving tenderness truly made a difference in her quality of life while she was sick.
Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008