Cheryl Lee (Anderson) Jacobsen, 76, of Eagan passed away on December 8, 2021 after a
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Following Christ’s example, she leaves a legacy of
faith, love, service to others, and exceptional organizational skills for all who were lucky enough
to know her. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 17, with visitation
one hour prior, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The service will also be live streamed
on www.gloriadeistpaul.org. Reception with a special treat from Cheryl will be served after the
service. Please honor Cheryl’s wishes to keep everyone safe by wearing a mask indoors.
Cheryl was born March 23, 1945 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Richard and Charlotte (Moore)
Anderson. While she moved frequently growing up “whenever the house got dirty”, Cheryl spent
much of her younger years in Hutchinson, MN, where she graduated from Hutchinson High
School (‘63) and met the love of her life, Lowell “Jake” Jacobsen. After graduation, Cheryl
attended the University of Minnesota, Morris.
After a diligent pursuit, Lowell finally convinced Cheryl to marry him on July 22, 1967 in
Hutchinson. Together they raised a beautiful daughter, gained an amazing son-in-law, and were
blessed with two grandchildren of whom they could not be more proud. Home was always
where the heart was, whether in Golden Valley, Corcoran, Wayzata, Tokyo, San Diego or
While Cheryl worked at 3M, Custom Tool and Larsen Allen Weishair over the years, she is best
known for her volunteer work. She has always been the hands and feet of Christ. Whether
building homes with ASP, serving as president of Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth,
preparing taxes for low-income families, assembling back-to-school backpacks or shopping for
Toys for Tots, she always found the most efficient way to get things done.
Words cannot express how much Cheryl will be missed by her husband, Lowell “Jake”
Jacobsen; daughter Ann and son-in-law Stuart Johnson; grandchildren Cailin and Evan;
siblings, Richard Anderson and Charlene (Scott) Trautman; loyal dog, Lady; and many nieces,
nephews, family, friends, neighbors and all of #teamCheryl.
Cheryl is reunited in heaven with her parents Richard and Charlotte Anderson and sister Carol
Anderson along with other cherished friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, Cheryl would prefer that you experience the joy of giving by donating time or
treasure to your favorite charity..