Melva Jackson

Melva Jackson died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Sioux City, IA. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City, IA and burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lake City. Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City, IA is assisting the family.

Melva is survived by her children, Robert (Sharon) Jackson of Atlanta, GA, Theresa Jackson of Sioux City, IA, John (Lori) Jackson of Sioux City, IA, and Colleen (Michael) Catanach of Santa Fe, NM; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Terri Jackson of Lake City, IA; twin sister, Margo (Ronald) Brockmeyer of Spirit Lake, IA; sisters, Carolyn Joss of WI and Joanne Shuck of AZ; and brother, Mark Happe of Spirit Lake, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Jessie Happe, husband, Robert, and son, Dan.

Melva June (Happe) Jackson was born on June 20, 1936 at Spirit Lake, IA to Leo and Jessie (Poyzer) Happe. She graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1954 and the Nursing College in Mason City. In 1957 she married Robert Jackson at Spirit Lake, IA. For 50 years Melva worked as a nurse in different locations. She worked at Spencer, IA, Vermillion, Green Cove Springs FL, and Lake City, IA. Melva was also a member of St. Theresa’s Sodality, SMCH Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and the Monday Club.

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