Nina Jackes

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

April 21, 1924- Dec. 26, 2009

Nina Jackes, 85, of Holstein, Iowa, beloved Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away on Dec. 26 surrounded by her family. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Holstein. Burial was at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein. A visitation was be held on Tuesday, Dec. 29 from 5 p.m. -- 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements.

Nina was born as Marie Antoinette Coppa on April 21, 1924 in Stebeunville, Ohio to Pasquale and Pasqualina Paolemilio-Coppa. Nina graduated from Stebeunville High School in 1941. Before marriage, she worked as a nurses' aide and bookkeeper.

William Edward "Bill" Jackes and Nina married on Aug. 11, 1946 in the United Methodist Church in Holstein. Both Bill and Nina were active in Scouting, community and church affairs. Nina received the Jaycees Outstanding Religious Leader award in 1975 for her work in the church and Sunday school. She earned a charter membership to the Naomi's Women's Circle at the United Methodist Church of Holstein where she was also a long-term member of the United Methodist Women's Society. Prior to living in Florida for a few years, she participated in the clown ministry in Holstein and she continued that ministry while living in Florida. Upon returning to Holstein, she made prayer shawls as part of the "Knit Wits." Nina was also a member of several local bridge clubs. She was well known for her continued Godly leadership until her death.

Nina left an amazing legacy and those who will continue her Christian heritage are her sons, Bill (and Jodee) of LeMars, Iowa, Tim (and Betty) of Omaha, Neb., David (and JoAnn) of Helena, Ala.; grandchildren Jason (and Mindi) Jackes, Jennica Jackes (and fiancÚ Ayron Corporon) , Jonalee, Jackes, Lesa (and Bill) Rossick , Jill (and Steve) Bartosh, Tiffany (and Jeremy) Moore, David Doug, Daniel; great-grandchildren Brooke, Brianna, Braden, Briggs, Bella, Reid, and Emily and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings.