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Swensen-Jacobsen, Penny Jean (1960 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/21/2021 at 19:12:25

Name of deceased: Penny Jean Swensen-Jacobsen

Aged: 60 yrs, 7 mo, 5 days

Residence: Kimballton, Audubon County, IA

Born: Oct. 23, 1960; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: May 28, 2021; Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Wednesday, June 2, 2021; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kimballton, IA; burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Kimballton, IA

Survived by: Husband, Neal Jacobsen of Kimballton, IA; daughters, Marye (spouse, Zach) Krajicek of Kimballton, IA and Alison (spouse, Brent) Chambers of Hamlin, IA; sisters, Cindy (spouse, John) Schechinger of Harlan, IA and Michelle (spouse, Kelly) Jacobsen of Elk Horn, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Levi and and Jeanette (nee Parr) Swensen

Education: Attended schools in Harlan, IA and graduated with the Harlan Community High School Class of 1979. She obtained her LPN degree in 1989 and later her RN degree in 1990.

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Neal Jacobsen; Dec. 3, 1992; Harlan, IA

Employment: In her younger years, Penny worked alongside her father milking cows at their family dairy. Penny worked as a CNA at the Baptist Memorial Home in Harlan, IA (which later became the Elm Crest Nursing Home). After receiving her LPN and RN degrees, she began her nursing career at the Salem Nursing Home in Elk Horn, IA; she then became the Director of Nurses at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab in Avoca, IA. She returned to Elm Crest in Harlan where she ran the Assisted Living section of the nursing home and finally was at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning, IA. Into her adult life she continued to work alongside her father, raising hogs and running a farrowing operation outside of Atlantic, IA. After she was married and the family moved to the farm outside of Kimballton, she started her own little herd of cattle, one bucket calf at a time. She also loved raising chickens.

Hobbies/Interests: no information provided

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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