Obituary: Josephine "Jo" Komarek Jacobson

May 2, 1949 - June 9, 2021
Josephine "Jo" Komarek Jacobson
May 2, 1949 - June 9, 2021
Posted at 11:09 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 13:09:21-04

Josephine “Jo” Komarek Jacobson, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in her residential home due to natural causes. Jo was born in Lewistown, MT on May 2, 1949, to Joe and Jessie (Brown) Komarek. She was raised on the family ranch and graduated from Roy High School in 1967. She went on to graduate from business school in Billings.

In 1969, she married Jim Henderson and together had two children Jay and JoLynn. Jo enjoyed many years on the farm in Zurich, MT raising her children, and having late night card parties, and girl time with some of her closest neighbors. Although Jo and Jim later divorced, they reconnected years later and grew their friendship over the love of their three grandchildren.

In June of 2000, Jo married Basil Jacobson. She and Basil enjoyed spending time with their conjoined families and having Tuesday night dinners at Borries. Jo often hosted both sides of the family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When Jo moved to Great Falls, MT, she got a job managing the Magic Manor Apartments, where she did everything from renting out the apartments to learning how to fix the boiler on her own. She did it all. Jo later became very active in the Great Falls community when she joined the Sunrise Lions Club. In 1998, she was made the first woman President for the Great Falls Lions Club. To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.