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Thursday January 31st, 2019
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Jackie Lynn Williamson

Memorial services for Jackie L. Williamson, age 59 of Albert Lea, MN, will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace Lutheran Church.  Pastor Shane Koepke will officiate.  Burial will be private.  There will be a celebration of life at Green Lea Golf Course following the memorial service.  Family and friends will gather on Thursday, Jan 31st from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Online condolences are welcome at:  www.bayviewfuneral.com


Jackie died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer for almost 15 years.


Jackie Lynn (Bentzin) Williamson was born on Nov. 27, 1959 in Austin, MN, the youngest of Lowell and Irene (Bagley) Bentzin’s seven children.  She graduated from Austin High School in 1978 and attended college for a short time.  Jackie was united in marriage to Brad Williamson on Oct. 15, 1983 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, MN.  She was a loan officer for the City and County Employees Federal Credit Union for 25½ years.  Jackie enjoyed photography, music, traveling, playing piano, going for walks and taking care of her flowers.  In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling and playing a lot of softball (with her softball team going to Nationals in 1987).  Her most treasured times were spending time with her family, friends, “fur baby” Bella and “granddog” Teddy.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings.  Jackie was involved with all her daughters’ and grandchildren’s school and sporting activities and also served on the church scholarship committee.


Jackie is survived by her loving husband, Brad Williamson; daughters, Lacey (Jace) DeBoer, Katie Williamson, Lisa (Rob) Jensen; grandchildren, Zoie and Aiden; mother-in-law, Joanne Williamson; sisters, Linda (Mike) Linehan, Kathy (Chip) Grey, Betty Jean (David) Wytaske, Candy (Mike) Rector, and Rosanne Esse; brother-in-law, Bernie (Sandy) Williamson; sisters-in-law, Julie (Tom) DeBoer, Jamie (Kim) Mollberg; and several nieces and nephews.


Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Irene Bentzin; brother, Denny Bentzin; brothers-in-law, Paul Kroening, and John Esse; and father-in-law, Bernard Williamson.

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Brad and Family,
We just heard about Jackies death and we are so sorry for your loss. We know about her struggles with breast cancer and her strength and grace in dealing with it. She was a true warrior in the fight. We are also aware of all the love and support you all provided her over the last 15 yearswhat a gift you gave her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Gregg and Linda Sainsbury Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Brad and family,
So sorry for the loss of Jackie. She was an angel on earth and now is an angel in heaven. She will be in my heart forever. RIP Jackie you struggled a long time and now peace. God bless.

Kathy Lutteke Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

Brad & Family

It was my pleasure to know and work with Jackie all those years at the Credit Union, she was always very understanding and a very caring person to all. She will be missed but not forgotten and is now in the Lords arms.

Orlo Willmert Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Williamson

Dawn & Dwaine Winkels Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Williamson

Barb Mollberg & Brian Clark Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on January 30, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Jackie's passing. She was always special in my heart. She will definitely be remembered for her genuine love and respect that she had for people. I always felt accepting around her. I enjoyed her being around the guys at the softball fields. She really loved you and supported you in so many ways. She will definitely be missed.
The scriptures say, "to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord." She'll be hanging out with Jesus for a brief time before we see her again. Willie, I love you and am morning with you. I'll keep you in prayer. I have my grandchildren with me on Thursday so I don't think I'll be able to make it down but my heart is with you. Kim & Tim (Hack) :)

Tim & Kim Bachtle Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was kind soul that will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers at this difficult time.

Jody Bowron Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

Brad and family,
I'm very sorry to hear about Jackie and sending thoughts and prayers. May your memories sustain you in the years to come and know she is at peace. God bless you.

Gail Ferguson Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

Brad, Lacey, Katie and Lisa,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Jackie. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Many hours were spent chatting in the bleachers, watching the girls dance and figure skate, Jackie always with a quick smile and conversation. I am glad her struggle on this earth is over but saddened for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Jeff and I are sending healing prayers and Lotts of comforting hugs your way!

Jeff & Anita Lotts Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

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