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Jacqueline Alma (White) Aufdenberg

March 18, 1935 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 83)

Jacqueline “Jackie” Aufdenberg, 83, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 

She was born March 18, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Henry A. and Thelma Halley White.  She and Albert F. “Jr.” Aufdenberg met on a blind date, at the SEMO District Fair in 1954.  They were married August 28, 1955, at the Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri.  Four children were born to their union, Shirrell, Darrell, Don, and Mark, and they had been married 62 years when Jr. passed away February 11, 2018. 

Jackie was a graduate of Piedmont High School and attended Southeast Missouri State Univeristy.  She and Jr. farmed near Tilsit all their married lives, and Jackie worked 25 years at the State Farm Claims Office in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1997.    

Jackie was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit and its altar guild.  She was a former 4-H crafts project leader and enjoyed quilting and stitchery. 

To cherish her memory, Jackie leaves four children, Shirrell (J.L.) Routon of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Darrell (Karen) Aufdenberg of Jackson; Don (Donna) Aufdenberg of Jackson; and Mark (Wanda) Aufdenberg of Gordonville; eight grandchildren:  Erika (Scott) Russell, Jody Routon, Jill (Aaron) Kuhn, Julie, Nathan, Andrew, Kaitlyn, and Lauren Aufdenberg; two step-grandchildren: Zach and Taylor Nolan; three great-grandchildren, Riley and Wyatt Russell, and Carson Kuhn; two step-great-grandchildren, Greta and Jim Nolan; a brother, Douglas (the late Perma) White of Weldon Springs, Missouri; a sister, Sara Jane (the late Ken) Davis of Chesterfield, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Leon (Donna) Aufdenberg of Burfordville, Missouri; Robert (Shirley) Aufdenberg of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Gladys Aufdenberg of Cape Girardeau; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-mother, Cora Beatrice Holt White; a sister, Patricia (Ted) Montgomery; three brothers-in-law, Harold (Kathryn) Aufdenberg; Earl (Marian) Aufdenberg; Marvin Aufdenberg; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Roy) Gholson.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019, in Chapel A, of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson; and from 9 a.m. to service time, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.

The funeral is at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the church, with the Rev. Mark Boettcher officiating.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the General Fund of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Donations may be made to:

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tilsit)
496 State Hwy. F, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-204-4700

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