Blendina 'Blondie' Jackson


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Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 7:09 pm
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Blendina "Blondie" A. Jackson, 95, of Lynn Center, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1402 10th St., Orion. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. with a rosary service following at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th St., Orion. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, Masses may be said in her honor at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Blondie was born on April 27, 1917, in Hooppole, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Dhamers Hoogerwerf. She married Doc E. Jackson on June 12, 1937. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1989.
Over a 30-year period, Blondie worked as a bookkeeper for Jackson & Jackson Attorney at Law and also at Augie and Earl's Chevrolet, retiring in 1990. Prior to that she was a deputy sheriff for Rock Island County.
She was a former member of Christ the King Catholic Church and their funeral choir. Most recently, she was a member of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church as well as the Altar and Rosary Society. Blondie belonged to both the Silvis and East Moline American Veteran Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Vikings and Friends Circle. She enjoyed playing cards. Blondie was a Girl Scout leader and loved making quilts for her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Connie (Neil) Kennedy, Charlston, S.C., Arlet (Randy) Roberts, Sherrard, Denise (John) Brokaw, Osco, and Arthur (Jan) Jackson, Orion; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Nadine; brother; and sister.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 




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