Ellen M. Jackson, 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend gained her angel wings on Thursday, June 3, 2021, passing away at her happy place up north.
She was born on March 6, 1943 to the late Joseph and Rose (Edlebeck) Ledvina in Wausaukee, WI. She was a graduate of Crivitz High School. She married the love of her life, Leo Jackson, on June 29, 1963 and enjoyed 40 years together until his passing in 2003. Ellen retired from Green Bay Cheese in 2010, making many friends along the way.
Ellen was adored by all that knew her. She had a heart of gold and was caring, selfless and kind. She greatly enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. One of her favorite things was spending time up north watching her birds, fishing, and feeding the deer. She was an amazing mother and grandmother who loved to spoil her kids and grandkids.
Ellen will be missed every day by her daughters: Cindy (GlennWilcox) Jackson, Barbara De Moulin, Deanna (Patrick) Lutz and Dianna (Jeremy) Van Egeren; grandchildren: Richard and Nicholas De Moulin; Lukas Wilcox; Ryan, Nathan and Aubrey Lutz; Jackson, Logan and Camden Van Egeren; siblings: Richard (Joyce), Bob (Mary) and Pete Ledvina, Theresa (Frank) Tavares; 3 great grandchildren; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; brother, Joey and sister, Delores.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at St. Benedict Catholic Church (3370 Deerfield Ln. W, Suamico, WI 54173) from 10 am to 12 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12 pm. Following her services, Ellen will be laid to rest at St. Benedict Cemetery. To share a memory please visit www.newcomergreenbay.com.
"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done."