Jacqueline “Jackie” Rose (nee La Pointe) Jeardeau

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Rose (nee La Pointe) Jeardeau, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4. 


Jackie was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Prairie du Chien,  to Lawrence and Genevieve (Waller) La Pointe. She met her husband, Albert (Al) Jeardeau, on a blind date. They were married July 6, 1957. Jackie was a stay-at-home mother for many years. Upon reentering the workforce in the 1980s, she worked at WPS, Rocky Rococo and Attainment Company. Jackie was an avid ham radio operator who communicated with people around the world with the call sign KB9LYM. Jackie enjoyed camping and spending time with family. 


She loved to knit and taught knitting classes at Madison College (formerly Madison Area Technical College). She also helped restore the Town of Dunn Cemetery. Jackie loved genealogy and traced her family history back to the 1700s. 


Jackie is survived by her son David (Joyce), of Madison; daughters Diana (David Eggen), of Minnetonka, Minn., and daughter, Geri (Rick Minard), of Newberry, Mich.; two granddaughters Amy (Keaka) Jeardeau and Stacey (Patrick) Porter; and seven great-grandchildren Dennis, Samantha, Victoria, Francheska, PJ, Grace and Haley; brothers, Eugene and Ronnie (Bonnie) La Pointe, both of Prairie du Chien, and Bruce La Pointe, of Milwaukee; sisters Joyce (Melvin Mikkelson), of Harmony, Minn., and Sandy (Clyde Thompson), of McGregor, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, DuWaine and Terry; and a sister, Donna Payne.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 12. Visitation will be held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral and Cremation Care, 1150 Park St., Oregon, from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, May 11, and again at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday. Burial will be at the Town of Dunn Burying Ground, with food and fellowship to follow at Gunderson Oregon Funeral and Cremation Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.


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