Janice Jacobsen


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Janice A. “Jan” Jacobsen, 74, a resident of Davenport will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport.  

Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.  There will be a prayer service on Wednesday at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. that all are invited to attend.

Jan died Sunday April 24, 2011 at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf following an extended illness and courageous two year battle.  God honored Jan by inviting her home Easter Sunday.

Janice Arlene Mirfield was born February 9, 1937 in Davenport a daughter of Stanley C. and Marian R. (Johnson) Mirfield.  She was united in marriage to James H. Jacobsen on May 12, 1956 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  They enjoyed nearly fifty-five years of marriage.


In earlier years, Jan worked at the former Times Democrat; it was there that she met her future husband, Jim.  Following their marriage, she stayed home to raise her family.

She was a member of Sacred Heart, and was also a treasurer for the PTA.    Jan was very patriotic and supportive of all the armed forces.  She was especially proud to be involved with the Marine Corps League and the social events she attended due to her husband Jim’s military service in the Marine Corps. She also enjoyed social events that revolved around Jim’s past work and service with the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home.  Jan was a very dedicated athletic supporter of Assumption High School.

Memorials can be made to the Assumption High School football program.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; and children, Michael (Carrie) Jacobsen, Carol Jacobsen, Stephanie Jacobsen, Lynne Jacobsen, all of Davenport, and a son, Christopher “Jake” Jacobsen, Rock Island; six grandchildren, Cheryl Ann, Melissa, Catherine, Jami, Joshua, and Joseph; 7 great grandchildren, sisters, Carol Lesley, Rock Island, and Chris Whitney – Metsker, Bettendorf, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Douglas Mirfield and a sister, Helen Mirfield.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Jan’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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