Jackie Baxter, 69

Jackie BaxterJackie Baxter, 69  of Long Prairie died on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  The funeral for Jackie will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Long Prairie.  The visitation will be on Friday, February 3, 2012 from  4-8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Long Prairie and on the day of the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the church.  A private interment will be held at a later date.

Jackie was born on the farm in Toqua Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota, May 31, 1942, to Sidney & Florence (Sims) Baxter.  On April 10, 1979, he married Judith Jungers in Long Prairie.  Jackie farmed for a number of years, ran freight for Emery Air Freight, worked as an auto mechanic, and retired from Jennie Os after 9 years.  He had a small band for 9 years and was an entertainer at heart.  Jackie enjoyed riding motor cycles and had a great sense of humor.  Family was very important to him.  He was a great husband, dad, grandpa and brother.  Jackie is a member of the Reynolds Baptist Church.

Jackie is survived by his wife, Judy of Long Prairie; children:  Lee (Susan) Baxter of Clover, South Carolina, Valery (Wayne) Wright of Two Harbors, Regan (Ruth) Baxter of Little Falls; siblings:  Arlene Bengen of Farmington, Darrel (Marlene) Baxter of Lincoln, Nebraska, Orin (Darlene) Baxter of Long Prairie, Lilly (Francis Blake) Barthle of Forada, Ione (Henry) Borchert of Long Prairie, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jackie is preceded in death by his parents; son Morgan, infant twin brothers, brothers in law, Marvin Bengen and Dennis Barthle.

Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

 

 

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