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Phylis A. Jackson

Phylis A. Jackson

July 27, 2019

Phylis Ardith Jackson, 89 years old, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. died on July 27, 2019 at Dove Healthcare in Chippewa Falls surrounded by her loving family. Phylis was born on December 9, 1929 to James Fitch and Ruth (Sessions) Fitch. She married Robert Jackson on March 30, 1947. Phylis and Robert started their life together on the Jackson family farm in a gentle green valley in rural Seymour Township. Together, they raised nine children, worked tirelessly at farm life and embarked on cross country adventures in their RV until Robert’s death in May, 1987. 

Phylis's greatest love was her family. She enjoyed working in her garden to preserve and prepare food for their growing family and manage her household. She met life's challenges with grace and humility, always grateful for God's bounty in spite of hardships.

Phylis is survived by her children Jim (Bonnie) Jackson, Linda (Edward) Nordstrom, Lillian "Gail" (Thomas) Roach, John (Patty) Jackson, Roger (Debra) Jackson, Janet (Michael) Urbas, and Gerald (Renee) Jackson and son-in-law Duane Schlewitz.  Also by her three sisters, Joanne (Gerald) Henneman, Kayetta (Loren) Davis, and Trudy (Gregg) Butler; and brothers, James (Denise) Fitch and Pat Fitch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Brenda Schlewitz; and son, William Jackson. Also by her stepmother, Katherine Wade Fitch; father- and mother-in-law Vernon and Lillian Jackson; sister, Elaine Greiner, brothers-in-law, Howard Greiner, Bruce Kaatz and Marv Williams; grandsons, Dean Jackson (at infancy), and Tommy Roach; great-granddaughter, Josie Schlewitz; and great-grandson, Gage Backstrom.

Phylis will be forever remembered with great love and fondness by her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. She was a long time Ascension Lutheran Church member where she served on the Ladies Aid and participated in many church activities. She loved to raise her beautiful voice to God's ear singing hymns in praise as long as she was able to attend church. 

Phylis was a talented seamstress all of her life. In her later years, she focused her energies and time to create beautiful quilts. It was her dream to create a quilt for each of her great grandchildren, a nearly completed feat with help from her daughters. She also loved to spend time with family and friends at Bonner Lake in Webster, Wis, around the campfire listening to the loons.  

Phylis and her family are deeply thankful to the caring and attentive staff at Dove Healthcare in Chippewa Falls.

Memorial services for Phylis will be held Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 721 S State St, Fall Creek, Wis. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am with service beginning at 11 am. Burial of cremains will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Memorials will be directed to causes that were close to Phylis’s heart: the American Heart Association, Bobs House for Dogs and Bolton Refuge House.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 


Monday, August 5, 2019 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fall Creek.


Monday, August 5, 2019 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 721 S State Street in Fall Creek, WI

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  • Jill (Clark) Mertens Sending out my deepest sympathy to the Jackson Family. Remembering Phylis as a child growing up in the same neighborhood and walking to school with some of her kids. She was a very kind lady and a great role model. May peace be with every member of the family.

    August 3 at 3:25pm

  • Dennis & Lynn Stubbe Roger Jackson , Janet Urbas, and family members. Deepest sympathy to all who loved Grandma Jackson. We will make a donation in her memory to Bob's House. She touched a lot of hearts. May the love of the Lord bring peace and lots of good memories bring comfort. Hugs. Denny & Lynn

    August 1 at 3:56pm

  • Thomas Price/Sandra Raymond We send our deepest sympathy to the Jackson Family.
    We are so happy we were able to see her last year. What a Great Loss to the world.
    Tommy and Sandy

    August 1 at 9:02am

  • George and Mary DiCarlantonio Our deepest sympathy to the entire Jackson family.

    July 31 at 9:01PM

  • Anita C Harvey Your Mom was a great and caring lady. I remember her helping with many activities at Ascension church when I was a member. I also remember riding the school bus with some of her children when I was young. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Her kindness lives on in her family and the many lives she touched.
    My sympathy, Anita, Cottonwood, AZ

    July 31 at 6:26PM

  • Arlene Verdegan My deepest sympathy to all the Jackson familyh

    July 31 at 12:33PM

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