Jacqueline Joy (Babler) Weibel, age 75, Cokato, formerly of Winsted, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Cokato Manor.
She was born June 11, 1937, in Minneapolis, to John and Donna (Quimby) Babler, and was baptized into the Catholic faith at the Minneapolis Cathedral.
Jackie attended Mound High School, graduating in 1955.
She married Pete Reynolds and had two children, Cyndi Reynolds-Conway and Steve Reynolds.
Many years later, Jackie met and married the love of her life, Stan Weibel, Sr. They were united in marriage Sept. 12, 1969, in Watertown, SD, and it was the beginning of an amazing 30 years of true love and companionship.
Stan and Jackie had two children, Stan Jr. and Donna, and raised their family in Winsted.
For many years, Jackie was a stay-at-home mom. During these years, she volunteered for the American Legion Auxiliary and delivered meals-on-wheels.
Jackie began working part time for the Walser automotive dealership occasionally. She then entered the work force full time and worked for the Herald-Journal papers, doing advertising sales and design.
Jackie then joined the family business, Snow and Sun Country in Cokato, and thoroughly enjoyed worked alongside her husband and son every day.
She loved tending to the outdoor birds and flowers, and spent hours in the kitchen baking and cooking, sharing her goods with everyone.
In her younger years, Jackie loved to sing and dance to the oldies with her husband. The most important thing she enjoyed in her later years was visiting with her kids and grandkids and sharing a pot of coffee with friends who stopped by.
Jackie is survived by her children: Stan Weibel, Jr. of Cokato; Steve Reynolds of Colorado; (Joe) Cyndi Reynolds-Conway, and (Rick) Donna Billstrom, all of Atlanta; grandchildren Trevor and Kerstin Weibel, Johnathan, Benjamin, and Claire Billstrom, and Joseph and Stephanie Reynolds; and six great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Karen Babler, David and Carol Babler, and Kerry and Jean Babler, all from Mound; and several nieces and nephews, Katie Babler Galeano, Clark and Dustin Babler, Mike Babler and Molly Fugleseth.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Weibel, Sr; and by her parents, John and Donna Babler.
There was a celebration of Jackie’s life Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, with a 6 p.m. Catholic prayer service.
The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato handled the arrangements.