Jacqueline "Jackie" Larson

  • Born: May 27, 1932
  • Died: June 11, 2012
  • Location: Caro, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jacqueline Larson, age 80, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Kingston, following a period of declining health. The former Jacqueline Patterson was born May 27, 1932 in Bad Axe, the daughter of the late John and Olga (Kolberg) Patterson. Jackie was a graduate of Fairgrove High School and then went on to County Normal and became a county school teacher. She was united in marriage with Bernard Larson on January 17, 1953 in Fairgrove. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1998. She began her career as a school teacher in South Dakota. The family returned to Michigan where she performed a variety of clerical and administrative endeavors; first with Clark Canning Company, and then Board Secretary and Personnel Administrator for the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners, until her retirement after twenty-three years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wilmot. Her passion and talent was sewing, and she enjoyed flower gardens and canning.
Jackie is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Beccy & Tim Lloyd of Kingston, Donna & Bill Fraczek of Caro, Helen Larson of Cass City, Karri Larson and friend, Mike Hinojosa of Key West, Florida; nine grandchildren and eleven great- grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Linda Patterson of Fayetteville, Georgia; a cousin and close "friend", Marilyn Collon of Caro; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma & Burton Fields and Eileen & Addison Ingles and one brother, Ernest Patterson.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wilmot on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Andrzej and Sr. Riccardina Silvestri officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Caro. The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. A Vigil for Jackie will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Hospice of Hope, Lutheran Homes of Michigan, or the Emerson House of St. Mary's Hospital. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry I waited till now to look you up.

Posted by RUSS Taylor - San Marcos, CA - Family Friend   August 27, 2017

To My cousins,
I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood with our parents. Time passes by so quickly but memories stay for ever. I do know that we will all be togather in the Lords presence one day and therefore I am greatful. I was blessed with the opportunity to vist with your mother one year ago. May God bless each and every one of you through this time of sorrow and loss.

Posted by Brian & Alli Ewald - Sun Lakes, AZ - Aunt   July 01, 2012

Jackie was a sweet lady. I always enjoyed our visits. God Bless you all- Angie

Posted by Angie Houghton - Saginaw, MI - friend   June 15, 2012


Missing you.

Posted by Donna - Caro, MI   June 14, 2012


I know Jackie can hear me right now and I want her to know it was a pleasure taking care of her when she was on our unit at St. Marys. I enjoyed all of her stories and the ones the girls shared. What a wonderful family Jackie produced.
I am thankful for meeting Jackie. Thanks to all of you allowing me to care for her. All of you did a great job with her. Truly she was loved by all.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at the time.

Denise Beasecker RN

Posted by Denise Beasecker - frankenmuth, MI - nurse   June 14, 2012

On behalf of the deputies and staff of the Tuscola County Sheriff's Office I extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jackie. She was always a pleasure to work with and a wonderful lady to have had in our lives.

Posted by Leland Teschendorf - Caro, MI - friend   June 13, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jackie was such a lovely lady. My favorite memory of Jackie is having brunch and sitting on the front lawn at Helen's, watching the 4th of July parade. Such a lovely day, with lovely lady. God Bless!

Posted by Kelly & Jim Root - Cass City, MI - Close Friends   June 13, 2012

Jackie was a wonderful neighbor, always thoughtful and caring. She will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family, especially you, Donna.

Posted by Sommer - Caro, MI - neighbor   June 13, 2012

My thoughts are with you. Peace to the family.

Posted by Becky Hillaker    June 13, 2012

Beccy, Becky, and Mary,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom/grandma! Sending thoughts your way!

Posted by Sukie Rickwalt - Ortonville - friend   June 13, 2012


My prayers are with the whole family. I'm so sorry for your lost. I remember growing up and staying at your house. And how very nice and good your mother was. She will be missed very much. God be with all of you girls.

Posted by Beccy Dege (Suranye) - Millington, MI - Childhood Freind   June 12, 2012

We are keeping you in our prays and hoping you find peace in the wonderful memories you shared.

Posted by Amanda Roggenbuck, Brian Ritchey & Parker Ritchey    June 12, 2012

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Life Stories

I started babysitting for Jackie when Beckie and Donna were pre-school then along came Helen. Continued babby sitting until I graduated from Caro in 1961 and went away to Bible School in Grand Rapids. But their home was always my home. Jackie and Barnie helped with my wedding and nine months later, Karrie was born!! Jackie became Grandma to my children and they still call her "Grandma Jackie".We love you girls and wish we could be there. Ruth Ann and Phil and family.