VisitationGood Shepherd Lutheran Church
Wheaton, MN 56296
Dorothy (Swedberg) Jackson, age 92, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Dan Heath officiating.
Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Pallbearers will be Dorothy's grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Dorothy Linnea Swedberg was born on May 25, 1924 to Felix and Esther Marie (Anderson) Swedberg. She was baptized and confirmed in the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.
Dorothy grew up in Wheaton, the oldest of three little red headed Swedberg girls. In high school Dorothy sang in the glee club, girl's sextet and played clarinet in the band. She loved acting and participated in school plays every year.
Swedberg Construction built the theatre in Wheaton in 1941 and Dorothy named it the Gopher Theatre.
She graduated in 1942 and attended Inter-State Business College in Fargo, N.D. returning to Wheaton to work as a receptionist and lab technician for Dr. A.E. Magnuson.
On June 3, 1944 Dorothy married Leslie Jackson. While Leslie was in the service Dorothy and baby Evelyn Marie lived with the Swedbergs. Another daughter Julie Ann was born in 1949.
Dorothy was active in her church, directing the children's choir, teaching Sunday School and Bible School, and sang in Mrs. Borg's Choir. She continued to enjoy music all of her life, and played Gaither music on her piano and organ. Dorothy "coffeed" for years with friends every Wednesday morning. She and Les enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Faye and Allen Johnson, traveling, fishing and just spending time together. Dorothy spent many hours doing crafts, sewing and crocheting. She made afghans for her daughters and seven grandchildren.
Dorothy was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her Lord and spent time with him in prayer daily.
Dorothy entered the Traverse Care Center and spent the past four years as a resident there.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie and sister Phyllis Peterson.
Dorothy is survived by daughters: Evie and Dave Rinke and Julie and Allen Carrigan, grandchildren: Michelle and Tom Koch, Marc and Sue Rinke, Darin and Michelle Rinke, Dan and Heidi Rinke, Robin Jacobson and Brett Soland, Eric and Kelly Eiden, and Adam Carrigan; great-grandchildren: Kendall, Caroline, Kate, Ethan, Austin, Alex, Kaitlin, Anna, Ellissa, Claire, Holden, Samuel, Quinn, Ryan, Linnea, Catelynn, Brad, Jackson, Joseph, Tia, and Alaina; great-great-granddaughter Suraya; one sister Viola Flygare; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.