Jacqueline Richie, 1937-2018

Published 12:03 am Saturday, September 1, 2018

Funeral services for Jacqueline “Jackie” Dae Richie, 81, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Jackie died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys Campus.

Jacqueline Richie

Jackie was born June 10, 1937, in New Ulm, the daughter of Roy and Elsie (Kraus) Martin. She graduated from New Ulm High School in 1955.

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On May 11, 1957, Jackie was united in marriage to Paul Richie at the Cathedral in New Ulm. They moved to Mankato, where Jackie attended Mankato Beauty School. Later, she earned her certified nursing assistant certification. In addition to her time as a homemaker, Jackie was a home health care provider and a certified nursing assistant at Good Samaritan Society.

She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, bingo, cooking and baking for family and friends. Jackie regularly entered handcrafts at the county fair. She was an avid Twins and Vikings fan. She very much enjoyed her time living at St. John’s Lutheran Community. Jackie loved to be involved in her family’s lives.

Jackie is survived by her children Tony (Lisa) Richie of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jenny (Troy) Fitzlaff of Albert Lea; grandchildren Emily (Stephen) Bergen, Bryce Richie, Allison Fitzlaff and Aaron Fitzlaff; great-granddaughter, Mallorie Bergen.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy Johnson; and sister, Myra Ershman.