Iris Jacqueline Jackson, of Neenah, died Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Valley VNA Senior Living. She was 92 years old. She was born on October 29, 1928, in Madison, a daughter of John "Jack" and Inez (Mink) O'Connell. She married Dale Jackson on October 14, 1950, in Madison, he survives.
She was a graduate of Madison East High School, with the class of 1947.
Mrs. Jackson worked at the Antigo Medical Center for six years as an Insurance Clerk and Medical Transcriptionist and then at the General Clinic in Antigo as a Certified Medical Transcriptionist for 20 years, having retired in 1997. She was a member of National, Regional and Local Medical Transcriptionist for many years holding many offices.
Iris was a very active member at St. John Lutheran Church in Pickerel. She was on the church council twice and served on many committees. She taught Sunday School for eleven years and helped with Bible School.
She enjoyed sewing, painting ceramics, knitting, watching the Green Bay Packers and the Olympics.
Survivors include her husband, Dale; two daughters, Shelley Eaton of Albuquerque N.M. and Janell Schroeder of DePere; a son, Keith Jackson of Appleton; three grandchildren, Kristoffer and Niklas Jackson and Heather Schroeder; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Caleb, and Summer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Neal Jackson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Pickerel with Rev. Richard Kelm officiating. Burial will take place in Lily Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
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Pickerel, Wisconsin 54465
Pickerel, Wisconsin 54465
Deepest and fondest memories reside in my heart.
Iris lit up the room. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She was such a beautiful woman. When I grow up I hope to be even a little like her.
Her memory was impeccable to the end. It was because of her that I was able to construct a family tree with facts and details that were only identifiable and validated by her. She was a delight.
She was the mother of three phenomenal children. While growing up, some of my best experiences came from either visiting their home, or their visits to ours. Janell and I spent wonderful hours together in our own make-believe worlds.
I loved Iris so much. She carried the same genes as my mother and my grandmother. When I looked into her eyes, it was their eyes that I saw; a beautiful, sparkling green, deep with knowledge and wisdom.
I'll miss you, dear cousin. My love to those left behind.