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“Dave, We are sorry for your loss of Edna, but realize she is in a better place. We will remember her on our thoughts of the WWOA Sweden trip, but...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Helen Moberg - Nekoosa, WI

“We were so shocked to hear of your loss. We have such sweet memories of Edna throughout many years. We will always remember her smile, her chuckle...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Don and Ellen Guldan - TN

“Edna was very special to both of us as teenagers. She worked hard with Walther League (our youth group). We will always remember her for her...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Greg & Bonnie Krueger - Owatonna, MN

“My sincerest condolences for your whole family in this time of sadness. Our thoughts will be with you. Sarah Kalkofen (I used to work for Dan at...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sarah Kalkofen - Antigo, WI

“So sorry to hear about Edna. She will be greatly missed by friends and family. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Terry Kosinski - Antigo, WI

“Dave, it was always such a pleasure working with you at DNR. I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. John and Jude ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jude (Shockley) Running - WI

“Dave, Rob and I wish to extend our sympathies to you and your family. I recall Edna's happy smile and generous heart to all with whom she came into...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Rob&Susan(Schenk) McGrane - WI

“Dave, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dennis & Julie ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis Waterman - Cameron, WI

“Dave & family. We have been greatly saddened by the loss of Edna. We enjoyed our meals together at the Parrish Cafe & the DNR luncheons. We will miss...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: James & Dallas Ashbrenner - WI

“Thoughts and prayers to the family at this very sad time, Mrs "J" will never be forgotten....many fond memories of her at Midway school,she touched...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Kay Lapsenberg - Gleason, WI

“Dear Dave, I was sorry to hear about Edna passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you wishing you comfort in this difficult time. With...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ron Zalewski - Deerbrook, WI

“To Edna's Family, My entire life I looked up to this remarkable lady. Seeing her always made my day brighter. Kind, caring, considerate...so many...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Phil & Mary Grefe - Merrill, WI

“Love and prayers to Edna's family. I spent many fond years with Edna washing dishes together at Harvest Festival at Luther Memorial. I was always...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Geurink - Gleason, WI

“Mr.J and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs.J was an amazing woman. She definately made a difference in my life. Her kindness and caring at...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Amy (Rogers) Brown - Gleason, WI

“My sympathies to Edna's family. In particular David, Dan and Steve for your loss. Edna was an extraordinary person many of us were priveleged to...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Don Van Ert - Milwaukee, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dan & Sue McKinney - Gleason, WI

“My sympathies go out to Ednas family.....I don't think there was another person in the local Gleason area who was more liked and admired as a friend...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nancie Hotzfeld - Merrill,, WI


Edna A. Jackson, 79, of Gleason, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. She was born November 2, 1933 in Merrill to the late Edward & Florence (Guerin) Schielke. On May 24, 1958 she married David Jackson at Immanuel Lutheran Church, town of Doering. Edna was a 1951 graduate of Merrill Senior High School. She went on to attend Lincoln County Teacher's College and received her teaching degree in 1953. Edna taught at rural schools for 7 years before becoming a Teacher's Aid at Midway School, a position she enjoyed for 26 years. She also enjoyed playing piano and organ, which she played all by ear. Edna liked baking pies and tending to the beautiful flowers around her home. She was a Blue Jay fan and attended many local athletic events where, back in 1951, she first met her husband, David. Edna loved to travel with her family and truly enjoyed being so close to them and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband: David Jackson, Gleason; two sons: Dan (Mary Bauman) Jackson, Gleason, and Steve (Heidi) Jackson, Antigo; two grandchildren: Katie (Joe) Frappy, Wittenberg, and Molly Jackson, Oshkosh; two sisters: Marjorie Rajek and Mary Heller; and special friend, Renate Reichs. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law: Harold Rajek and Joe Heller. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to Luther Memorial Church, Gleason, or to the Lincoln County Meals on Wheels program. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com. The family wishes to thank the staff of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice for their tender heartfelt attention to Edna's needs.

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