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    Jacqueline J. "Jackie" Townsend
    July 31, 1963 - January 5, 2018

    Jacqueline J.

    Jacqueline J. "Jackie" Townsend
    Jul 31, 1963 - Jan 5, 2018

    Jacqueline J.
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    Jacqueline J. "Jackie" Townsend, 54, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, January 5, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

    Friends and family may gather in remembrance and celebration of "Jackie" on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1 to 4 P.M. in the gathering room at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

    Jacqueline Joyce Nissen was born on July 31, 1963 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Donald Lee and Inez (Streets) Nissen. She attended Lost Nation and Delwood schools. She married Tom Rorah on October 8, 1983 in Maquoketa, Iowa. They later divorced, and on June 26, 1999 she married Paul Townsend in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    "Jackie" had worked various jobs throughout the years most notably as a cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Maquoketa for many years.

    "Jackie" enjoyed playing cards, camping, shopping and having coffee with friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and her best friend Kathy Duffey.

    Those left to honor her memory include her husband Paul Townsend of Lost Nation, IA; children, DJ (Kristin) Fuller of Lost Nation, IA, Shauna (and her husband Heth Davis) Rorah of Lost Nation, IA, Leaha (and fiancé Calvin Ash) Rorah of Anamosa, IA, Maggie Cade of Maquoketa, IA, Jacob Townsend of Dubuque, IA, Gretchen (Bob) Dryer of Maquoketa, IA, Hannah (Richard) Graham of Lost Nation, IA, and Todd Townsend of Bondurant, IA; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Tolly (Pam) Howell of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters, Nancy Miller of Lost Nation, IA, Donna (Kevin) Luna of Greene, IA, and Linda Thomason of Kingman, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Tiffany Nissen, and 2 grandchildren Aaron and Tyler.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family online by donating at: https://fundthefuneral.com/jacqueline-j-jackie-townsend .

    Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


    Gala Alden on Jan 8, 2018

    CandleI have known Jackie, for along time. She was a neighbor to my parents. Always smiling, and happy. God bless.

    Brenda Groves & Families on Jan 7, 2018

    CandleTolly & Pam We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your sister rest in peace.

    martha Riniker on Jan 7, 2018

    CandleSo sorry for your loss

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Jan 7, 2018


    sue hutchison on Jan 7, 2018

    I will always remember my friend Jackie, who lived just across the street from me. This neighborhood will NEVER be the same place to me. Sue

    Cathy Schlung on Jan 6, 2018

    To all the family my heart goes out to all of you, holding you all up in prayer through this time..

    Carla Schreiber on Jan 6, 2018

    CandleJackie was a wonderful person will be dearly missed by many Nancy and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

    Rochelle Berg on Jan 6, 2018

    Jackie was a wonderful gal, I always enjoyed having coffee with her. I will miss your humor, it was uplifting. RIP Jacks!



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    Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    403 Pleasant Street
    Lost Nation, Iowa 52254
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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