December 10, 2017

Delores E. ‘Dee’ Jackson

Died July 19, 2017

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Delores E. “Dee” Jackson, 86, of Mio passed away at Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Delores was born in Laurium, located in the Keweenaw Peninsula, on June 30, 1931. She moved to Pontiac in the late 1940s. Eventually, Dee went to work for GM at the Pontiac Assembly Plant. She was very active in the early years of the UAW. She was elected as shop committee woman for 20 straight years in a mostly male district.

In 1969 Dee purchased a cabin in Luzerne and moved up permanently in 1975 after the death of her husband. She loved to bowl and through the years you could find her at the American Legion, Moose Lodge or at local euchre games. One of her favorite pastimes was watching her grandkids and great-grandkids play sports.

Dee is survived by her children, Roxanne DeFlorio of Luzerne and Gerald “Jay” (Sheri) Jackson of Mio; a sister, Joan Dowling of Union Lake; sister, Marilyn (John) Kidd of Greenbush; and brother, Russ (Liz) Laurin of Plymouth. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sean (Helen) DeFlorio, Antonio (April) DeFlorio, Whitney DeFlorio, Gabriel DeFlorio, Taylor DeFlorio, Gerald “JJ” Jackson, and Laura (Eric) Young. “GG” will also be missed by great-grandchildren, Jalen DeFlorio, Cassidy DeFlorio, Brendan DeFlorio, Alexandria DeFlorio, Anthony DeFlorio, Aiden DeFlorio, Keilana DeFlorio and Emma DeFlorio. She also has many nieces and nephews.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents, Walter and Edna Laurin; her brother, Claude Laurin; and her sister, Yvonne Hart.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Mio Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. Her final resting place will be back home in Calumet. Following the Mass we will celebrate Dee’s life with a luncheon at the Mio Moose Lodge from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Moose Lodge is located on M-72 a couple miles west of Mio.

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