Louise C. Jackson, 88
Jan. 2,1919 - Nov. 19, 2007
SAUK RAPIDS - Louise Charlotte Jackson, age 88, Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel in Sauk Rapids. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minn.
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Louise was born on Jan. 2, 1919, on a farm in Chase County, Kan., to William R. and Valerie (Lespagnard) Craig. In 1931 she moved to Minnesota with her parents and her brother, Melvin. The family lived in Crow Wing Township southwest of Brainerd and Louise attended Washington High School in Brainerd. In 1936 she married Albert R. Jackson, also of Crow Wing Township. From 1940 on, the family farmed, essentially carving a farm out of the woods.
In 1965, Louise moved to St. Cloud, where she was employed by Stearns County Welfare Department until her retirement. In 1990, finally finding the time to study, she received an associate in arts degree from St. Cloud State University. At the age of 75 she built a new house in Little Falls and lived there until 2005. Louise Jackson was intelligent, religious, hardworking and she had an inquiring mind.
Her last years were marred by kidney failure (she was on dialysis for over three years), diabetes, congestive heart failure, loss of vision and of hearing and several broken bones. Yet Louise remained a lifelong learner, naturalist and reader to her final day.
Survivors include her five children, Richard A. (Virginia) Jackson, of Calvert, Texas, Donald E. (Rennie) Jackson, of rural Pequot Lakes, Minn., Ralph E. Jackson, of Saint Regis, Mont., Alberta L. (James) Adams, of Roseville, Minn., Becky Jakobsen, of Denver; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Melvin.
May she rest in peace.
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