The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 20, 2013

LaRee Jacobson


BATAVIA — LaRee Jacobson, 81, of Batavia, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013.

She was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Rankin, the daughter of Lawrence and Rebekah Barr.

She married Roger Jacobson on Nov. 27, 1953, the same year she graduated from Illinois State University.

LaRee taught school for two years in Arkansas. Then she taught in North Aurora for 35 years, where she earned a master’s degree. She was an avid reader, writer and entertainer. LaRee and her husband, Roger, performed together throughout the state with their act “Homegrown Histories.” She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. LaRee’s personality and wit touched everyone who knew her. She was truly one of a kind.

Survivors include her loving husband, Roger; two sons, Jay and Lou (Sue) Jacobson of Elburn; a daughter, Libby Wolkoff of Highland Park; one brother D.J. Barr of Bayle’s Lake; two grandchildren, Jacob and Ben; three step grandchildren, Colleen, Tom and Paul; and three step-great-grandchildren.

LaRee was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ronald Barr and Dwayne (Virginia) Barr.

LaRee’s immediate family has decided to mourn her loss privately. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Arrangements handled with care by: Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.


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