Earl Edward Jackelen age 86, of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully at Martin Luther Campus on June 18, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.
Born on August 23, 1929 near Glenwood City, WI, to Peter and Cora Jackelen. Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters. Earl married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Jean Meulemans and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard and was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict. Earl spent most of his career at Warden Oil Company in Minneapolis where he was a Vice President. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption since 1952 and was a frequent volunteer at Assumption, Bridging, and Loaves and Fishes.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, four sons and daughters-in-law, Ron (Michelle) Jackelen, Mike (Kim) Jackelen, Dave (Jane) Jackelen and Jeff (Beth) Jackelen; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Dan, Betsy, Matthew, Steven, Charlie, Kenny, Larry, Laura and Robert; four great-grandchildren, Nick, Emma, Vivian and Amy. We will all miss his optimistic outlook on life, his devotion to family and his can-do attitude.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 305 East 77th St., Richfield, MN 55423, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the Church of the Assumption, Richfield, MN.
Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements, www.morrisnilsen.com