“Jackie” Edith Jacqueline Schimpp, 79, of Staples, MN, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at her home.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, February 27, at 11:00 am at Thomastown Covenant Church, rural Staples. Friends may visit on Monday, February 26 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.
Jackie was born on August 21, 1938 in Glendive, MT, to Ernest and Edith Johnson. Jackie’s mother passed away when she was two years old. Ernest later married Alice Bureau. Jackie grew up in Bloomfield, MT. Later, the family moved to Foley, MN, where she graduated from high school in 1955. She attended the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing and became licensed as a registered nurse. Jackie was married to Russell Schimpp on May 21, 1960 in Foley. In 1974 Russ, Jackie and their three daughters moved to Staples, MN. Jackie worked as a paraprofessional for several years in the Staples-Motley school district. She also worked as a server at Tower Pizza for 17 years. Jackie loved crossword puzzles, Scrabble and other games; antiques and raised flower gardens. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School
Jackie is survived by her husband Russ; three daughters, Tammi (Russ) Walz of Staples, Terri (Gordon) Fix, of Vining, and Casa Grande, AZ, and Traci Cooper and her fiancée Chad Wolski of Baxter; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Teeny Siegle of Glendive, MT, Gerri Olson of Fargo, ND, Pat (Floyd) Henrikson of Wadena, MN, and Maureen O’Shea of CA and one brother, Gregg (Amy) Johnson of Duluth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Barbara Nissley, Bessie Mullet and Babe Buck and one brother, Paul Johnson.