Juanita A. (Krieger) Jackson, 91, of Newton died on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the funeral home. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa may be left at the funeral home.
Juanita, the daughter of Harry R. and Grace (Lundy) Krieger, was born on Sept. 8, 1922, in Waukee. As a young girl, her family moved to Newton. Juanita graduated from Newton High School in 1940. She was united in marriage with Lawrence “Andy” Jackson on May 15, 1949, in Williamsburg. Juanita worked as a cashier and bookkeeper at F.W. Woolworth Company in Newton for 15 years and then as a proofreader for the ad department at the Newton Daily News for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Juanita loved to shop and enjoyed finding a good sale. She also liked horseback riding when she was younger and going on motorcycle rides.
Juanita is survived by her husband, Andy Jackson of Newton; children, Randy (Patty) Jackson of Polk City, Mark (Jane) Jackson of Polk City, and Sheri (Bob) Davis of Slater; her grandchildren, Brandon Jackson, Stacy (Nick) Kuiper, Ashley Davis, Mackenzie Davis, and Katelyn Jackson; great-grandchildren, Quinn and Khloe Kuiper; and her nieces and nephews, Diane Coleman, Kathy Crenshaw, Carey Krieger, Wade Krieger, Sharon Quinn, and Richard Davidson. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Bill Krieger; and a sister, Hazel Mae Catherine Krieger.