Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum

Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 8, 2021, in Eagan, MN. Born in Valley City, ND, on September 28, 1936, she was 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minor and Ethel (Edwards) Jacobson, sisters Marlene (Jacobson) Loonam, and Judy (Jacobson) Glynn. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Donald Elvrum, children Denise (Jerry) Elvrum, Devera (Greg) Warner, and Christopher (Helen) Elvrum, and grandchildren Claire (Jamie), Blake, Anika, Elias, Simon and great granddaughter Alivia; brother John (Marlene) Jacobson of Seneca, SC, sister Susan (Jacobson) Berg of Fargo, ND, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

A 1954 graduate of Devils Lake (ND) High School, Darla attended St. Theresa's College in Winona, and MN School of Business in Minneapolis. She began a career in the secretarial field working for Pillsbury and Josten's. She married Donald Elvrum in 1961, her long time suitor from their hometown of Devils Lake. Darla's faith was important to her, and she actively served in her church. She was an avid reader, and could often be found reading to a grandchild on her lap. After retirement, Darla enjoyed travelling, spending time at the cabin in Park Rapids with family and friends, and especially loved playing cards. Her children and grandchildren will always remember Grandma baking them batches of their favorite cookies, playing board games with them, and knitting afghans to keep them warm. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family.

Special thanks to the care-givers at Geneva Suites and the social workers and nurses from Brighton Hospice for the kind, compassionate care given to Darla.

Darla lived a courageous, joyful, and loving life and will be greatly missed by those who loved her. At her request, a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Posted online on October 14, 2021

featherstitch banner
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum

Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum

Darla Jean (Jacobson) Elvrum passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 8, 2021, in Eagan, MN. Born in Valley City, ND, on September 28, 1936, she was 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minor and Ethel (Edwards) Jacobson, sisters Marlene (Jacobson) Loonam, and Judy (Jacobson) Glynn. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Donald Elvrum, children Denise (Jerry) Elvrum, Devera (Greg) Warner, and Christopher (Helen) Elvrum, and grandchildren Claire (Jamie), Blake, Anika, Elias, Simon and great granddaughter Alivia; brother John (Marlene) Jacobson of Seneca, SC, sister Susan (Jacobson) Berg of Fargo, ND, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

A 1954 graduate of Devils Lake (ND) High School, Darla attended St. Theresa's College in Winona, and MN School of Business in Minneapolis. She began a career in the secretarial field working for Pillsbury and Josten's. She married Donald Elvrum in 1961, her long time suitor from their hometown of Devils Lake. Darla's faith was important to her, and she actively served in her church. She was an avid reader, and could often be found reading to a grandchild on her lap. After retirement, Darla enjoyed travelling, spending time at the cabin in Park Rapids with family and friends, and especially loved playing cards. Her children and grandchildren will always remember Grandma baking them batches of their favorite cookies, playing board games with them, and knitting afghans to keep them warm. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family.

Special thanks to the care-givers at Geneva Suites and the social workers and nurses from Brighton Hospice for the kind, compassionate care given to Darla.

Darla lived a courageous, joyful, and loving life and will be greatly missed by those who loved her. At her request, a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Posted online on October 14, 2021