Jackie Iseman passed away peacefully at her home with her family present in Bellevue, Wash., on March 13, 2011.
She was born in Pierre, S.D., on May 5, 1939 and was raised in Milesville, S.D. She attended Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota before going to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, where she met Jerry Iseman. They were married on June 22, 1958 in Sioux Falls. During the nine years they spent between Sioux Falls, Grand Forks, North Dakota and Aberdeen, South Dakota, her four sons were born: Jeff, Jay, Joel and Jon. In 1967, the family moved to the Pacific Northwest. In 1969, their daughter Jennifer was born.
Jackie's priority was raising her family and all the activity that went along with that. Her faith in Christ was woven throughout her life. In addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she always made time to nurture relationships, whether it was through Bible studies and small groups at church or by opening her home to friends and neighbors.
Her last 20+ years were spent impacting future generations. She loved her 13 grandchildren lavishly and unconditionally, providing them with an example of God's love and grace. Being involved in their lives and seeing them grow up brought her constant joy. She also invested herself in mentoring young mothers through her involvement with MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschoolers) and Apples of Gold where she supported, encouraged and prayed over many women. Jackie leaves behind a legacy of faith and love that blessed her family, friends and everyone she came in contact with.
Jackie is survived by her sister, Jeanne Orr, Casper, Wyo.; a brother, John W. (Bill) Sandal and his wife, Karyl, Philip, S.D.; a son, Jeff; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Tracee; son, Joel; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Wendy; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and John Colver; 13 grandchildren, Cortney, Kayleigh, Jon Jr. "JJ", Aaron, Alexandra, Patric, Karleanne, Kassandra, Jon "Jack", Gerald, Joshua, Janelle and Jaden; and many other cousins, nephews, nieces and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents, John and Ida Sandal; and her sister, Betty Breeding.
A memorial service was held on Friday, March 18, 2011, at New Life Center Foursquare Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett, Wash.
Remembrances may be made to Young Life, P.O. Box 3487, Everett, WA 98213-8487.
Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, Everett, WA.