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Eleanor V. Jackson - 92

10/25/1925 - 3/20/2018

Clinton, IA

Eleanor V. Jackson, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 20 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March23, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Humane Society. Eleanor was born October 25, 1925 in Wisconsin to Ed and Leona (Cushing) Schmidt and was the youngest of six children. She spent her childhood in Sabula, Iowa. On July 24, 1943, she married Kenneth E. Jackson in Clinton. Kenneth passed away on January 31, 1995. They started their married life in New Mexico during the years of World War II and traveled across the country in their Ford Model T. They enjoyed camping and fishing along the Mississippi. From work in an artillery factory during the war, to retail, to cooking, Eleanor's favorite job was always being a mom and grandmother. After working at the Savanna Army Depot during WW II Eleanor had also worked at Curtis Company, Champion Packaging, Dairy Pak, JC Penney, Petersen Harned Von Maur, and in housekeeping at Mercy Hospital. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, enjoyed gardening and home canning, and always had a small family of pets by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Jerry) Tiesman of Clinton; grandsons Mark Tiesman of Stoughton, Wisc., and Kyle Jackson, of Clinton; granddaughters Erin (Andrew) Schroeder of Cedar Rapids, and Carrie (Joe) Lackas of Clinton. She was great-grandmother to Aiden and Natalie Tiesman, and Cordelia Lackas. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Loren (Evelyn) Jackson of Surprise, AZ and by several nieces and nephews across the country. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; son Kent; and her sisters, brothers, and parents.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the service time Friday at the funeral home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March23, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.

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