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Services Saturday for Paulette D. Jackson, 74

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Paulette D. Jackson, age 74, of Porter, IN, passed away on February 26, 2019.

She was born on November 2, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Louis and Irene (Smolinski) Gonzalez.

Paulette is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Jackson Sr.; son, William (Susan) Jackson Jr. and daughter, Michelle (Jim) Hunsley; grandson, Christopher Jackson; sisters, Deborah (Rick) Holsapple, Cynthia (Mark Goodall) Spann; nieces, Star (Josh) Mahns and Julia Spann; sister-in-law, Nori Gonzalez; fur baby, Scratch; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis P. Gonzales and Irene Wozniak; son, Robert Jackson; brother, Bruce Gonzalez and niece, Melissa Holsapple.

Paulette was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was married to Bill for almost 59 years. She was a member of the Chesterton Women of the Moose. Paulette had many hobbies and loved to garden, cook, and collect miniatures for the dollhouses she made. She especially loved to bake. She was always willing to help anyone and never met a stranger and was a second mom to many. Paulette dedicated her life to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and aunt, and will be deeply missed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church, 105 East Golfwood Road, Beverly Shores, IN 46301, with Rev. John B. Barasinski officiating. Burial to follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Donations may be made in Paulette’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, West 37th Place, Chicago, IL, 60609.

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Posted 2/28/2019




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