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Edna C. Jackson
Edna C. Jackson age 91 of Woodford, WI, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Monroe, WI. She was born January 7, 1920 on the family farm in Jordan Township in Green County, WI, the daughter of Golack and Janna (Simonson) Golackson. Edna lived in the Woodford area all of her life. She was united in marriage to Keith Jackson on August 6, 1938 at Jordan Lutheran Church of rural Browntown, WI. Following her marriage she farmed with her husband in Wiota Township. Edna also worked in the Packaging Department at Swiss Colony in Monroe for 40 years never being late even though once changing a flat tire made her close. Edna moved to Woodford in 1967. Following her retirement from Swiss Colony she began working part time for 12 years at Woodford Post Office.

Edna is survived by two sons: Roger (Vicky) Jackson of Browntown, and Steve (Barb) Jackson of Blanchardville, WI; eight grandchildren: Dave (Cindy) Jackson, Dennis (Debbie) Jackson, Joni (Steve) Dammen, Curt (Angie) Jackson, Bruce (Julie) Jackson, Kip Jackson, Stacy (Curt) Smits, and Nikki Jackson; eight great-grandchildren: Shaun, Angela, Shane, Tatum, and Mia Jackson, Jeremy, Brent, and Tina Dammen; three great-great-grandchildren: Tre and Wesley Dammen, and Dominic Jackson; and two sisters: Mildred Meier of Dodgeville, WI, and Ruth Dorneden of Gratiot, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Keith on March 30, 1967; one daughter: Sandy Stauffacher on September 28, 1968; one daughter-in-law: Yvonne Jackson on November 28, 1971; three grandchildren: Kelly Jo and Mark Stauffacher and Nick Dammen; four brothers: Harold, George, Robert, and Milford Golackson; one half-sister: Gladys Golackson; and five half-brothers: Gordon, Benny, Raymond, Edgar, and Charlie Golackson. Her loves were many, her sons and daughter and their families.

Edna was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married and was a charter member of Jordan Lutheran's Women of ELCA. She looked forward to Sunday visitors greeting them with home cooking, making lefse, and Norwegian specialties. Edna also enjoyed preparing birthday cakes for all and celebrating holidays. She would send cards to everyone she knew and re-read multiple times the cards she had received, being a walking calendar for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other date needed. Edna hosted Christmas Eve with all the Jackson family until the family size made it necessary to gather elsewhere, but everyone was still expected to come. Following Christmas gift opening the tradition of playing competitive euchre or 500 (which she didn't plan on losing) while the whole time offering helpful advice to the other card players. Edna's springtime ritual was to bring out her wintered flowers from the basement to thrive again through another summer. She was an avid bird watcher and spent many hours shooing away the squirrels and black birds. Edna enjoyed quilting or crocheting afghans for every child and grandchild, which they eagerly awaited and treasured for many years. Edna along with her sister, Mildred, would decorate the windows of Jordan Lutheran Church. She always had time to help family with home projects or any other needs, stepping up not only as grandma but as fill-in mom for Roger's kids after they lost their mother. Edna's greatest love throughout her life was her enjoyment of family and friends. Through her words of wisdom, advice, and acts of kindness she taught her family and friends many lessons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Jordan Lutheran Church, W9096 Smock Valley Road in rural Browntown, WI, with Rev. Dennis Perger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Erickson Funeral Home, 60 Breeze Terrace (GPS Users: 801 East Milwaukee Street) in Argyle, WI, and on Saturday, July 23, 2011, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at