Lillie F. Jackson, 94, formerly of Pollock, S.D.
She was born to Fred and Mary Ryckman on the family farm in Emmons County on June 27, 1918. She was the eldest of their 12 children. Upon high school graduation, she received a teaching certificate from Ellendale Normal School. She then taught elementary school at Beulah, Hazelton, and other locations.
She married Samuel Robert Jackson on June 12 1953, and they lived on his family farm north of Pollock until they relocated to Bismarck in 1957. She lived in Bismarck until moving to New Jersey in 2006.
Lillie was always involved with her family, the church and Bible studies. In addition to spending time with her grandchildren, her interests included gardening, entertaining, traveling and cake decorating.
For a time she was a substitute teacher in Bismarck and she also tutored several chronically ill students. She was generous in volunteering her time to support missions. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for many years and later became a member of New Song Church.
Lillie is survived by her four children and their spouses, Lynette and David Cace of Hawthorne, N.J., Ryon and Vicki Jackson of Valley City, Dr. Orlan and Caryl Jackson of Hazen, Julie and Rick Hedlund of West Palm Beach, Fla. Additionally, she has 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Mildred Vander Laan of Bismarck, Verda Schaffer of Pollock and Leona Vander Vorste of Mesa,Ariz.; and three brothers, Ronald Ryckman of Linton, and Harold and Arlo Ryckman of rural Pollock.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Garret Cleveringa of Westfield; by her husband of 27 years Samuel Jackson; and by her parents, Fred and Mary Ryckman; and brothers, Peter, Floyd, Lawrence and Harvey Ryckman; and sister, Angeline Pollock.
A prayer service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m., both at First Presbyterian Church in Pollock.
Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery, Pollock.
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