VERA V. (AXTELL) JACKSIE GOLDBERGVera V. (Axtell) Jacksie Goldberg, 88, of Cloquet passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 12, 2013.
Vera V. (Axtell) Jacksie Goldberg, 88, of Cloquet passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 12, 2013.
Vera was born in Bovey, Minn., on Oct. 27, 1924 to Elmer and Codie (Kelley) Axtell.
She moved to Cloquet at the age of 17 where she met and married Bernard Jacksie in 1943 and together they had four children. After Bernard’s death in 1969, she later married Norman Goldberg.
Vera enjoyed time spent camping and fishing with her family especially at Cottonwood Lake. She always enjoyed holidays including attending the 4th of July and Labor Day parades in Cloquet. For many years she prepared wonderful holiday meals for her family, where her homemade apple pies were her specialty. She always enjoyed a good card game or a game of Yahtzee.
In her later years, Vera enjoyed the fellowship of new friends at the Suncrest senior living facility where she was always up for a game of dominos, bingo or four corners.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Velma; infant brother Elmer “Buddy”; sisters Grace and Joanne; brothers Guy and Lloyd; daughter-in-law Pamela Jacksie and her husbands, Bernard and Norman.
Vera is survived by her daughters Sharon (Robert) Baker of Grand Marais, Minn., and Corinne (Aaron) Voss of Wanamingo, Minn.; sons Steven (Deb) Jacksie and Kenneth Jacksie both of Cloquet; step-sons Roger (Lisa) Goldberg of Cloquet and Steven (Laura) Goldberg of Proctor, Minn.; grandchildren Robert, Bruce, Bret, Jodie and Nathan and 13 great grandchildren; sister Alta Tiemens of Eden Valley, Minn.; brothers David (Violet) Axtell of Cloquet and Jerry (Rose) Axtell of Wrenshall; sisters-in-law Alice Nelson and Katy Axtell; several nieces and nephews including her special niece Jan (Ken) Nicolai.
Vera’s family is especially grateful to her grandson Bret and his wife Jamie for the special care and comfort grandma Vera was given during her final days.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service in the Handevidt Funeral Home, 900 Washington Avenue, Cloquet. Spring interment at New Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet. To leave an online condolence for Vera’s family, please visit www.handevidtfh.com. Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service, 879-4636.