Jacqueline “Jackie” Jill Brueggemeier, age 55, of Biscay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Delano.
She was born March 2, 1962, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Kenneth and Pauline Christensen. Jackie was baptized as an infant, and later confirmed in the Christian faith.
With the exception of a few years, Jackie attended the Lester Prairie Public School, graduating in 1980.
Jackie was united in marriage with Dean Brueggemeier in May 1983. The couple was blessed with two sons, Shane and Casey.
Jackie and Dean would later part. At the time of Jackie’s death, she was engaged to Darrell Hine.
Jackie has three beautiful grandchildren, Evelyn, Landon, and Charlie.
Jackie resided in the local area most of her life. Her working experiences were many, including bartending, manufacturing, CNA, housekeeping, PARA, dispatching, and truck driving.
Jackie enjoyed puzzles, remodeling and landscaping projects, music, playing cards, and having a good time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed crafts, and had a magical way of taking the littlest of something and turning it into a beautiful creation, and then lovingly giving it to family and friends.
Jackie had a free spirit and caring heart. She was fearless, courageous, witty, creative, and independent. A quick learner, Jackie had a strong work ethic. She always put others first and had her special way of making people smile and laugh. God blessed Jackie with many talents.
She touched many lives and will truly be missed by those who love her so dearly.
Jackie was preceded in death by her father and mother, Kenneth and Pauline Christensen; step-father Paul Cady; brothers-in-law Chad Brueggemeier, Marvin Rainwater, and Larry Larson; niece Heather “Sissy” Larson; and nephew Brandon Shimon.
Jackie is survived by her loving family: sons Shane Brueggemeier, and Casey (Breanna) Brueggemeier, all of Winsted; grandchildren Evelyn, Landon and Charlie; sisters Sheree Rainwater of Aitkin, Annette (Mark) Plowman of Hutchinson, and Carla Shimon and her significant other Vern Strom of Elk River; brother Curt Christensen of Elk River; niece April (Lynn) Mulholland of Duncombe, IA; nephew Justin (Alicia) Larson of Long Lake; fiancé Darrell Hine of Wessington Springs, SD; and other relatives and friends.
Jackie’s funeral service took place Monday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Interment was in the St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery in Hutchinson.
There was visitation Sunday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and continued Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers were Kevin Artmann, Mark Plowman, Jody Schulze, Curt Valen, Lynn Mulholland, and Justin Larson.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.