Jacob’s grandmother passed away the day after valentines day in Florida. She lived to the age of 98 which is impressive. She was such a wonderful person with great stories. We are fortunate that we had the opportunity to visit her for Easter last spring.
The funeral was Friday in Dubuque. Jacob was a pallbearer along with the rest of his cousins. They had the visitation right at the church before the funeral which was really nice to not have everyone driving all over town. The funeral was well attended considering Grandma hadn’t lived in Dubuque for about 30 years. Even Jacob’s great-aunt Marion who is 92 made the trip down from Platteville, Wis. for the funeral. I think it is safe to say that the Northaus genes carry quite a bit of longevity in them.
It was really the first time we had the chance to see the Oyen extended family since our wedding. We also had the chance to catch up with everyone at the funeral dinner including the Klein family. The Oyens don’t get together very often since everyone lives all over the country so the funeral was a family reunion.
It was great to celebrate her life with the family and we know that she’s looking down on us now.
Here are all of Jacob’s cousins.