"Jacqueline was unique. A strong independent woman who loved and laughed with all her being. A person with strong beliefs who loved to travel, who was generous with her love and time, and never stopped reading. Jackie volunteered for many years in leisure activities for adults with special needs and also worked as an election judge. Her gift was the ability to see everyone she met and/or spent time with as an individual.
Becoming an Aunt was her most treasured title. Jackie was an Aunt to 8 nieces, 8 nephews,(their spouses) 12 great-nieces and 13 great nephews . Aunt Jackie made sure she met each one before their 1st birthday, sent birthday cards to everyone. She would travel wherever needed to be a part of each of their lives. Aunt Jackie Invested her time to learn about each one's interest and always supported her family.
Her brothers and sisters, as parents, may have struggled a bit because Aunt Jackie did not use the word "NO" with her nieces and nephews. Her laughter was a treasure when she would get away with it. She would play games forever and have a hug and a kiss ready.
Jackie's love for the Beatle's is well-known. She would spend hours listening to and dancing to her favorite band. She collected Beatle memorabilia and would often receive Beatle items for her birthday and Christmas.
Jacqueline, Sister, Aunt, Friend will be missed by everyone. Her family loved her and will miss her."
Obituary as printed in Pioneer Press
Jacqueline C. “Jackie”
Lifelong Eastside Resident
July 7, 1953 ~ October 18, 2021
Preceded in death by parents Leslie & Delores and brother Gregory. Survived by siblings Diane Bergum (Tom), Wayne (Susan), Steven (Denise), Jeanette Andreae (John), Susan Myers (Gary), Denise Kotasek (Randy) and Gary (Kelly); sister-in-law Helene and she was a wonderful aunt to 16 nieces & nephews and 25 great nieces & nephews. Jackie was a 1971 graduate of Harding High School, also graduated from the U of M and William Mitchell Law School. Service Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm at THE GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury with visitation starting at 6:00 pm. Memorial preferred in lieu of flowers to Twin City Public Television.
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