|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2010|
Ilka, age 78, passed away on Saturday at the HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. She was born to Willie & Agnes (Janisch) Engel. Ilka met Theodore Jackson in Germany during the war and then came to the United States, and were married on Feb. 7, 1948, in Evansville.
She worked for C and P, Olds Seeds and Jungs Garden Center for more than 50 years. Ilka was a club member of Department 56 and a longtime member of Monona United Methodist Church.
Her greatest joys in life were knitting, making chocolate, horses and the Chicago Cubs, but above all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Ilka is survived by her son, two daughters, three grandchildren, great-grandson, and her canine companion, Annie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; son, Tommy; and her parents.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Monona United Methodist Church, Madison, with the Reverend David Byers-Dent presiding. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc.
The family would like to thank all of her friends, especially Ruth, for all their help and support, along with Dr. Musa, Dr. Arbaje, Dr. Matzke, and HospiceCare for all of their guidance and care. Mom, you're in our hearts forever. We will miss you. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Center assisted with arrangements.
Roselawn Memorial Park
Created by: Kathy Medick
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48979224
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