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Victoria R. Jackson

Died: Friday, November 23, 2012
Age: 97
Victoria R. Jackson

Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 23, 2012

Victoria R. Jackson, 97, Lake Geneva, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Geneva Lake Manor Nursing Home.

The former Victoria Rosemarie Jackson was born in Chicago on Jan. 3, 1915, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Chmielak Scistowicz. On March 19, 1941, in Chicago, she married Kenneth W. Jackson. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1973.

She was a former member of the Linn Neighborly Club. She spent many happy hours working in her yard or on her house. She enjoyed eating out with her friends. She loved jewelry, dogs and especially her family. Her happiest times were spent with her family enjoying picnics together in her back yard.

Victoria is survived by three children, Myrna MacNair, Boulder, Colo., Joyce Barta, Warrenville, Ill., and Kenneth D. (Georgia) Jackson, Boulder; and three grandchildren, Darren MacNair, Amy MacNair and Scott Jackson.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, John and Andrew Scistowicz; and three sisters, Stella Corda, Mary Scistowicz and Louise Kulman.

Mass of Christian burial Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, with Father Jim Schuerman officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Ill. Visitation Tuesday in church from 10 a.m. until time of services. Derrick Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. To sign the online guest registry, go to derrickfuneralhome.com.

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