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Christine Marie (Sandberg) Jackson

May 5, 1953 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Christine Jackson Obituary

On February 27, 2024, the Lord brought His creation, Christine Marie Jackson, home with Him in His Heavenly realm after lending her presence to us for 70 years.  She was born on May 5, 1953, in Waukegan, Illinois, the daughter of Velma (Beem) and Herbert Sandberg.  As a young girl, her family moved from Illinois to Cedar Rapids where she graduated from Kennedy High School in 1971. Chris then attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

On August 24, 1974, Chris was united in marriage to Michael Jackson at Noelridge Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids. Two children, Rachel and Andrew, were born to this union. Chris worked for Rockwell Collins in Graphic Design for 10 years. The family moved to Willmar, Minnesota, in 1983 and began fostering children at this time. In 1987 they  moved to Edgewood where Chris continued in graphic design working for the Shopping News and then the Edgewood Reminder. Chris then began working at Trinity Methodist Church as the secretary. During these years, she played piano and organ at various area churches, as well as for small groups, high school plays, and Christmas programs at the Edgewood-Colesburg School District.       

Chris taught piano lessons for 25 years. She volunteered for Youth for Christ throughout Mike’s career with them. Chris served on the first bond issue committee for the Ed-Co Schools. She was also a host mom for five foreign exchange students. Chris loved reading (especially to her grandsons), cross-stitch, jigsaw puzzles, word games, genealogy, and was an avid fan of the Indy 500. She truly enjoyed the Florida sun and beaches. Most of all, Chris cherished her family and serving the Lord.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Mike Jackson of Edgewood; her two children, Rachel (Peter) Bergen of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Andrew (Leah) Jackson of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Jonah and Knox Jackson; and sister, Debora (Frank) Piccolo of Houston, Texas.

Chris was preceded in death by her parents.

The family has many thanks for the staff at MD Anderson, Houston, the doctors at Regional Medical Center and Specialty Clinic, Manchester, Sarah Hartman and Ann Wilson-Bries, the St. Croix Hospice staff – Emily, Reese, Tessa, and Mitchell, and to all the caring people in our local communities and churches. Also, special thanks to the staff of Leonard-Muller Funeral Home. You have been ever so helpful over these past four years as Chris battled her bone marrow cancer.

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
200 N. Franklin
Edgewood, IA 52042

Visitation
Monday
March 4, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Edgewood Bible Church
107 S. Washington Street
Edgewood, IA 52042

Memorial Service
Monday
March 4, 2024

10:30 AM
Edgewood Bible Church
107 S. Washington Street
Edgewood, IA 52042

Inurnment
Monday
March 4, 2024

11:15 AM
Edgewood City Cemetery
210th Street
Edgewood, IA 52042

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