Judy Jacobson

CAMBRIDGE — Judith “Judy” Elizabeth (Rindahl) Jacobson, 83, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at the At Home Again facility.

Judy was born in Cambridge on Nov. 14, 1936, the youngest child of Olaf and Jennie (Kohl) Rindahl.

Judy was a 1954 graduate of Cambridge High School.

She married Russell E. Jacobson, also of Cambridge, on March 26, 1955. Judy and Russ had three daughters whom they raised in Weatogue, Conn.

Judy was active in the Simsbury Junior Woman’s Club where she assisted in the production of the book “A Child’s History of Simsbury.” The club raised enough funds by producing and selling a small cookbook to pay for the printing of the local history book, copies of which were provided to all fourth-graders in area schools.

Along with community service, Judy enjoyed time with family, teaching Sunday school, being a Brownie leader, ice skating, road trips, counted cross-stitch, bowling, reading, sewing and, as with many Rindahls, rummage sales.

Judy’s primary career was that of a keypunch operator. The majority of her employment in her field was with Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense where she enjoyed working.

In 1975, Judy and Russ moved “back home” to Wisconsin where they eventually settled back in Cambridge.

Judy is survived by her children, Jody (Dan) Ketter of Waunakee, Sonja Jacobson of Cambridge and Sirina (John) Hoffmann of Whitewater; grandchildren, Jacob (Dana) Reed, Mitchell (Heather) Reed, Robert (Mary Platt) Ketter, Ryan (Brittnie) Ketter and Jenna Christensen; great-grandchildren, Lennon and Finn Reed, and Russell and Tatum Reed.

She further is survived by a special “like a daughter” niece, Laura (John) Rindahl; sisters, Audrey Kravik and Patricia New; brother- and sister-in-laws, Joanne and Jr. Volla, Sharon Jacobson, Gene Heise, and Les and Kris Omit, along with many loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ (1996); parents, Olaf and Jennie (1961); sisters, Jeanette Anderson (2008), Dorothy Westoby (2009), Virginia Marcella (Marcy) Yago (1984), Ruby Bouma (2018) and Geneva Rindahl (2015); brothers, Olaf “Billy” Rindahl (1996) and Aubrey “Bubby” Rindahl (2018); twin infant brothers, Walter and Willard Rindahl (1921); and her brother and best friend through life, John Oscar Rindahl (2018).

Thank you to the many friends and family that provided support during this time. A special thank you to the staff of Home Again and Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care who provided so much care to our Mom.

Per Judy’s request there will be no formal service.

A memorial fund will be set up in Judy’s name.

As Judy would always say, “Be sweet, lovable and kind.”

Nitardy Funeral Home is serving the family.

To make online condolences, please visit www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

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