Isabel "Izy" A. Hoegh (Jacobsen)
In Memory of Isabel A. Hoegh, 90, Atlantic, Iowa
Isabel “Izy” Adeline, daughter of James C. and Meta Marie (Andersen) Jacobsen, was born June 15, 1927 in the family home in Elk Horn, Iowa. She died on April 5th, at her home in Atlantic, Iowa at the age of 90.
Isabel was baptized, confirmed and married at Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Her family moved to rural Elk Horn, and she attended Rural School Clay #6 until it closed. She continued her education at Elk Horn Public School, graduating in 1944. She attended Dana College in Blair, NE, and two summers of classes from Iowa State Teachers' College of Cedar Falls, IA. She subsequently taught 3rd and 4th grades for two years at Elk Horn Public School, followed by one year at Lincoln School in Atlantic. After her marriage, she taught one more year at Rural School Clay #7.
Isabel married Emery Leroy Hoegh on July 11, 1948. They farmed in the Atlantic and Elk Horn vicinity until 1996, when they retired to their home in Atlantic and became members at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Emery passed away on August 11, 2000.
Izy spent her life caring for her family and friends. All who knew Izy remember being entertained by her numerous stories and jokes. Izy enjoyed visiting, reading, writing letters, attending sporting events, musicals, garage sales, making yarn-covered hangers, embroidering tea towels, and being involved in many church activities. She freely shared her Christian faith and wisdom in word and deeds.
Isabel is survived by seven of their eight children: Curtis (Nancy) of Clive, IA, Monte (Emily) of rural Elk Horn, IA, Joan (Dean) Barrett of St. Charles, IL, Brent (Nancy) of Byron, MN, James (Becky) of Sunbury, PA, Carol (Paul) Sorensen of Glendale, AZ, Jane (Bob) Meneely of Phoenix, AZ, and daughters-in-law, Susan of Sully, IA and Kathy of Urbandale, IA.
Isabel is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren: Dawn (Thomas) Ryan, Danielle (Mike) Petersen, Dana Hoegh, Robby (Erin) Hoegh, Daira (Clint) Driftmier, Reggie (Laura) Hoegh, Jacob Hoegh, Matthew (Kim) Hoegh, Abbie (Mike) Knapp, Janna (Andrew) Hobson, Jerod (Aubyn) Hoegh, Jaime (Chad) VanKley, Jerome (Ashley) Hoegh, Jacey (Whitney) Hoegh, Stephanie (Tom) Fanthorpe, Brittany (Andy) Beltz, Owen (Leah) Hoegh, Kyle (Logan) Hoegh, Lisa (Mitch) Lunning, David Sorensen, Nathan Sorensen, and April Sorensen. Forty-one great-grandchildren also graced Izy’s life.
Survivors also include three sisters, Janet Hoegh, Mary (Roger) Klopp, and Sonja (Dick) Switzer, and Emery’s brother Calvin (Phyllis) Hoegh. Also surviving her are special friends Vonda Johnson of Florida; Neil (Jeanette) Jensen and children Karoline, Andreas, and Jakob of Denmark, and Don and Susan Alley and children Lee Nguyen, Randy Nguyen, and Katie Alley of Colorado.
Preceding Isabel in death were husband, Emery, son Rodney, “son” Chip Nguyen, brother, Warren (Gudrun) Jacobsen, brother-in-law, Leon Hoegh, and Emery’s siblings, Velma (Ralph) Hansen, Mardell (Roger) Hansen, and Dale (Jean) Hoegh.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 8th at Roland Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 9th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic, with Pastor Grant Van Lishout officiating. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for later designation to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn Danish Windmill, or Hope Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
Roland Funeral Home is caring for Isabel’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Isabel “Izy” A. Hoegh
June 15, 1927 - Elk Horn, Iowa
April 5, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 90 years, 9 months and 21 days
10:30 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Grant Van Lishout
Pastor Paul Sorensen
“Lift High the Cross” by the Congregation
“Amazing Grace” by the Congregation
“I Can Only Imagine” by Owen Hoegh
“How Great Thou Art” by Ashley Hoegh
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by the Congregation
Jaime Van Kley
Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery - Elk Horn, Iowa
Memorials may be made to the family for later designation to
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Elk Horn Lutheran Church,
Elk Horn Danish Windmill, or Hope Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
Please join the family immediately following the
service for lunch in the fellowship hall.
I do not know what next may
come across my pilgrim way
I do not know tomorrow’s road,
nor see beyond today.
But this I know - -
my Savior knows the path I cannot see
And I can trust His wounded hand
to guide and care for me.
I do not know what may befall
of sunshine or of rain.
I do not know what may be mine
of pleasure or of pain.
But this I know: My Savior knows,
and whatsoe’re it be
Still I can trust His love to give
what will be best for me.
I do not know what may await
or what the morrow brings.
But with the glad salute of faith,
I hail it’s opening wings.
For this I know that in my Lord
shall all my needs be met
And I can trust the heart of Him
who has not failed me yet.