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Margery "Marge" Jackson

January 6, 1926 July 14, 2019
Margery "Marge" Jackson
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Marge Jackson, age 93, of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.

Margery “Marge” Laverne Jackson was born January 6, 1926 in Cresco to Irwin and Anna (Telford) Eaton.  She graduated from Cresco High School in 1944.  She married the love of her life, Ben Jackson, on July 15, 1945 at her parents’ home in Cresco.  They were married for 72 years.

During the War, Marge worked for Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids.  She spent several of her working years at the Cresco Motel and the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store.  Marge held many volunteer roles in the community.  She was the Campfire Leader for the Girl Scouts and the circle leader at church.  Marge also was very active in the VFW Auxiliary, she held several offices including president both on a local and district level and was the editor of the VFW newsletter for 14 years. 

Traveling to warmer weather was a highlight each winter, Ben and Marge were able to spend 26 winters together in McAllen, Texas.

She loved to roller skate, study genealogy, crochet and work with her needlework projects.  She made sure that all of her pictures were tucked away in photo albums. Marge looked forward to a cup of coffee and weekly conversations with friends and family.

Marge is survived by her five children: Ann (Ralph) Billick of Tipton, IA, Jean Jackson of Marion, IA, Judy (David) Tupy of New Market, MN, Robert “Oscar” (Patty) Jackson of Cresco, Marian “Rose” (Tim) Gates of New Prague, MN; eleven grandchildren: Kim, Mike, Shelby, Sara, Luke, Kelsey, Mitch, Chad, Jamie, Rachel and Jennifer; seventeen great-grandchildren: Maggie, Madalyn, Mike, Audrey, Ethan, Graham, Cale, Drew, Ben, Jackson, Carson, Bryce, Olivia, Mason, Lexus, Alayna and Alex; and a sister Gwen (Arnie) Peter of Cresco.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ben in 2018, and a sister Nancy Jackson.


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Visitation

Monday

22

Jul

10:00 AM 7/22/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

310 North Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

United Methodist Church
310 North Elm Street Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Service

Monday

22

Jul

11:00 AM 7/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

310 North Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

United Methodist Church
310 North Elm Street Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Final Resting Place

95th Street
Cresco, IA 52136

95th Street Cresco 52136 IA
United States
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