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Delores M. Jackson – 97

Delores M. Jackson, age 97, of Gaylord passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Funeral Service will be Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the Gaylord City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at American Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service the church on Thursday. Masks are recommended and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The Rev. Paul Kratzke will officiate.
Delores Mae Jackson was born on April 17, 1924, in Kelso Township, Sibley County. She was the daughter of Herbert F. and Emma (Schmidt) Thies. Delores was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She received her education in Gaylord and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School Class of 1942. Delores furthered her education at St. Olaf College for one and a half years.
On May 24, 1947, Delores was united in marriage to Arthur Lindorff. After their marriage, the couple resided in rural Arlington, Sibley Township. Delores and Arthur were blessed with two children, Rachelle and Gary. They shared 27 years of marriage, when Arthur passed away on September 9, 1974.
On June 2, 1979, Delores was united in marriage to Harold Jackson. After their marriage, the couple resided in Gaylord. Delores was employed at Lakeview Nursing Home for 10 years and was also the church organist at American Lutheran Church for 62 years. She was a loving mother and homemaker. Delores and Harold shared 42 years of marriage.
Delores was a member of American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She was active in several church committees/activities, member of Ladies Circle and was the organist for the church choir.
Delores enjoyed traveling, playing cards, quilting, Senior Citizen Group, Forever Young Group, 4-H and visiting with friends. She cherished the time she spent with her family.
Delores is survived by her husband, Harold Jackson of Gaylord; daughter and Son-In-Law, Rachelle Nickels and her husband, Ed of Weldon Spring, MO; step-children, Charles Jackson and his wife, Lynn of Dallas, GA, Douglas Jackson and his wife, Amy of Janesville, Kevin Jackson and his wife, Brenda of Windom, and Carrie Trcka and her husband, Todd of Belle Plaine; many step-grandchildren, Angela Baca, Heather Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Brett Jackson, Katie Dirlam, Cody Jackson, Audra Olmanson, Alyssa (Jay) Hamilton, Nicholas Trcka; 16 step-great-grandchildren; niece, Judith Rex and her husband, Steve of Shingle Springs, CA; grand niece, Sarah Rex Dominguez; grand nephew, Christopher Rex; other relatives and many friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Emma Thies; first husband, Arthur Lindorff; son, Gary Lindorff; sister, Lorraine Buesing; brother-in-law, Vernon Buesing; step-grandchild, Chase Jackson.

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