Jacquelyn Rogers Kristenson


Jackie was born Jan. 17, 1950. She died April 6, 2013, at her home in Lake Elmo at the age of 63. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Emma Rogers.

She was survived by husband, Allan; children, Kathleen and David (Siri); sisters, Betty, Sue, Bernice, Eileen, Rose, and Agnes, and a large extended family. Jackie was raised on a dairy farm in Centuria, Wis. She attended college at the UW-Eau Claire and University of Minnesota. She married Allan Kristenson in 1974 and their first child, Kathleen, was born in 1978. In 1981, David was born and the family moved into the home that Allan built.

There, the children grew along with the gardens Jackie tended. Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Jackie was devoted to service. She touched the lives of hundreds in our community. Her long career as a social worker included Hazelden, Family Means and Washington County. She was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church for many years and volunteered for lots of organizations such as Valley Outreach.

Jackie loved her family and friends, babies and animals, the outdoors and gardening. Her travels took her around the world and to most Minnesota State parks. She will be missed tremendously. A celebration of life was held Wednesday, April 10, at Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Elmo. A visitation was Tuesday, April 9, at Bradshaw in Stillwater. Memorials can be given to Courage Center St. Croix and Valley Outreach.