Darlyn J. Jackson, of Pickerel died on Jan. 17, 2023 at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 79 years old. She was born on Dec. 8, 1943, in Antigo, a daughter of Hilbert and Norma (Shanks) Borneman. She married David Jackson on July 27, 1963 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2017.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1961.
Mrs. Jackson has a 32-year career with the United States Postal Service. She served as postmaster in Pickerel, Stetsonville, Rothschild and Rhinelander. During her career she was the first female mail carrier for the Antigo post office, served as superintendent of postal operations in Stevens Point, MSC director of mail processing in Wausau, deputy district director of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, and served as part-time clerk and officer-in-charge for both Antigo and Tomahawk between post master selections. She was also a recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award for outstanding leadership.
Darlyn was a member of the Pickerel Pearson Lions Club and Arbutus Lutheran Church where she served as both president and treasurer.
She also served as clerk for the Town of Langlade.
She enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, traveling and trips to the casino. She was a Chicago Bears fan. She will be remembered for her beautiful flower gardens and her abundance of raspberries.
Survivors include four sisters, Dawn (Don) Banczak of Antigo, Donna (Dave) Witman of Lily, Denise (Dale) Schroeder of Antigo, and Deb Sadowski of Merrill; two brothers, Dan Borneman of Antigo and Dean (Diane) Borneman of Arbor Vitae; two brothers-in-law, Chuck (Laura) Jackson of Pickerel and Don (Dani) Jackson of Coloma; and several loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary; two sisters-in-law, DeLores Borneman and Judy (Ron) Selenske; and a brother-in-law, Phil Sadowski
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at Arbutus Lutheran Church with Deacon Pam Werth officiating. Visitation was held at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and burial took place in Arbutus Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org.
Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
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