Private family services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal, WI.
JULIE R. JACKSON, age 93, of Loyal, WI, formerly of Ocala, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 surrounded by her family, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Loyal, with Father Leo Johnson officiating. Inurnment will take place in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date.
Julie R. Kosicek was born on February 13, 1927 at the family home in Joliet, IL to Antone F. Sr. and Josephine M. (Hocevar) Kosicek. She was raised and received her education in the Joliet area, where she graduated from high school. Julie met the love of her life, Robert G. Jackson, while she was employed at the Joliet Farm Bureau. They became engaged before he was deployed to serve in the Korean War. When he returned from the service, they were united in marriage on January 15, 1955 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Joliet. While Bob attended Veterinary school, Julie oversaw the boarding house where they resided. Upon Bob’s graduation, they moved to Lancaster, WI. Julie lived her life’s purpose, living her faith and raising their four sons. Upon their retirement they moved to Ocala, FL, where they made new friendships. Julie enjoyed spending her days golfing, swimming, and playing cards. Always an "independent spirit", she remained in Florida after Bob’s death in March 7, 2010. In 2018, Julie moved to Loyal, WI to be closer to her family.
Her love for her family was abundant and her favorite times were spent with them. She was always a feisty individual and willingly participated in many adventures. She relished her time in the kitchen and loved her culinary endeavors. Julie was known by many as a fabulous cook.
She was a devout member of St. Clements Parish in Lancaster, WI and Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, FL. She joined St. Anthony’s Parish when she moved to Loyal.
Julie is survived by three sons: Dr. Gregory R. Jackson (Peggy) of Loyal, WI; David E. Jackson (Gladys) of Burlington, VT and Jeff M. Jackson (Ismenia) of East Greenwich, RI; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is further survived by one sister-in-law: Doris Kosicek of Joliet, IL; one brother-in-law: Michael Jackson (Sylvia) of Virginia Beach, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Dr. Robert G. Jackson; one son: Dr. Mark W. Jackson; one brother: Antone Kosicek, Jr.; and two sisters: Louise (Edward) Strle and Betty (Chuck) Host.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony’s School in Loyal, WI.