Patricia L. (Barton) JacksonOctober 1, 2017
Patricia L. ‘Pat’ Jackson, age 90, of Wabasha, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha. She was born March 13, 1927 in Greenfield Township of Wabasha County, the daughter of George and Marie (Dolan) Barton. She was a graduate of Wabasha High School. Pat served in the U. S. Navy as a Wave stationed in San Diego. It is where she met her future husband, Carl Jackson. He spent his career in the U. S. Navy. The couple married June 15, 1950 at the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego. They lived in various localities while Carl was in the service. After his retirement in early 1960 they moved to Wabasha in September, 1960. Mr. Jackson died in 1985.
Pat was a homemaker and she waitressed at Giesler’s Dairy Bar and at the Wabasha Municipal Liquor Store in her earlier years. She was an avid reader and she liked to knit. She also enjoyed walking about town with her girl friends. She was a lifetime member of the Wabasha American Legion Post #50.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Julie Jackson, Winona, MN; daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Michael Lidgerding, Wabasha, MN; three granddaughters, Lisa Gasner, Laura (Charles) Hammel, Jody (Nick) Pederson; four great-grandsons; nephew, James Wanek and niece, Roxanne Sturm and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, parents, George and Marie Barton, one brother, Donald Barton and two sisters, Peggy Jensen and Joanne Bay.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:30pm at Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha with the Reverend Barbara Mathias officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday one hour before the service.