LAKE CITY – Melva Jackson died Friday, March 08, 2013 in Sioux City. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City. Celebrant will be Father Lynn Bruch and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City.

Melva is survived by her children Robert (Sharon) Jackson of Atlanta, GA, Theresa Jackson of Sioux City, IA, John (Lori) Jackson of Sioux City, IA, and Colleen (Michael) Catanach of Santa Fe, NM, 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchild, daughter-in-law Terri Jackson of Lake City, twin sister Margo (Ronald) Brockmeyer of Spirit Lake, IA, sisters Carolyn Joss of WI and Joanne Shuck of AZ, and brother Mark Happe of Spirit Lake, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Jessie Happe, husband Robert, and son Dan.

Melva June (Happe) Jackson was born on June 20, 1936 at Spirit Lake, Iowa to Leo and Jessie (Poyzer) Happe. She graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1954 and the Nursing College in Mason City. In 1957 she married Robert Jackson at Spirit Lake, IA. For 50 years Melva worked as a nurse in different locations. She worked at Spencer, IA, Vermillion, SD, Green Cove Springs FL, and Lake City, IA. Melva was also a member of St. Theresa’s Sodality, SMCH Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and the Monday Club.

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