Jacquelyn “Jackie” Alsteen passed away peacefully, at the age of 66, on Friday, October 1, 2021, after a courageous ongoing medical battle. Born to Ernest and Lorraine (Renier) Alsteen on September 9, 1955, where she grew up on the family farm in Lena, WI. After graduating nursing school, she worked for decades at ThedaCare Appleton Medical Center in the surgery department where she built many life-long friendships. She loved telling stories of her farm days or just stories in general. Cooking and baking became a hobby she was fond of and loved cooking for her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren. She was always trying to improve existing recipes or putting her own twist on the recipes she made. Jackie was an avid deal seeker and loved shopping the sales ads, always looking out for her next bargain. She loved to travel with friends and family going on many adventures in her free time. More recently, her travels were around the countryside closer to home, and she was always trying to find her next accomplice to go ditch-diving with so she could score a new wildflower or two. She loved gardening and cared for many house plants, too many to count in fact. Along with her seasonal flowers she kept making the world a more beautiful place. Bird watching out her front windows and observing nature made her very happy the past few years. Jackie read countless books, most recently using her Kindle to read and search DIY life hacks and recipes. She also enjoyed arts and craft type projects as well as making Derby hats.
She was preceded in death by: her mother-Lorraine, father-Ernest “Chops”, sisters-Marianne, Lois (Dave), Darlene, brothers-Ernest Jr. and Fritz (Margie), grandson-Treyvon and many friends.
She is survived by: the twins-Anna and Bonnie, grandchildren: Mitchell, Mason, Savannah, Asia, Sadye, Jocelyn, and Dayvon, special friend-Dennis Stiller.
A Celebration of Life for Jackie will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Greg’s Speed Shop, E4259 East Gate Drive, Waupaca, WI 54981. If you need help with directions on the day of the celebration, please call 920-867-2939. Please bring any pictures to share so family can make copies and talk about memories she made.