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Jackie S. Widman, 46, of Rochester

Jackie S. Widman, 46, of Rochester, passed away at 7:55 AM on Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She was a breast cancer survivor since 2016.


On December 17, 1975, Jacqueline Sue Widman was born in Winamac. She was a treasured daughter of Paul and Betty Davis Widman.  Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters Tracy and Christy.  With great Cavelier pride, Jackie graduated from Culver Community High School in 1994.  During her high school years, she was a member of the Business Club.


With a desire to help others and continue her formal education Jackie went to Indiana State University to study social work.  She earned her bachelor's degree in 1998.  Persevering to continue on, she graduated in 1999 from IUPUI in Indianapolis with a master's in social work.  She was currently was employed with Family Focus in Valparaiso.  


To relax Jackie enjoyed crafting, her specialty was creating tumblers or using her Cricut machine to make custom gifts for her family and special friends.  She found great joy in baking cakes and decorating to suit the special occasion or theme.  Painting on canvas with acrylics or watercolor was a way to express her thoughts and feelings.


A huge Cubs' fan, Jackie also enjoyed relaxing by watching a movie, or listening to the music.    Paramount in Jackie's life was her family. She enjoyed getting together for spirited game nights, celebrating special occasions and spending time at the holidays making memories.



Left to cherish Jackie's memory are her daughter Grace A. Stevens, parents Paul and Betty Widman all of Rochester, 2 sisters Tracy Widman and her husband Greg Bayer of Atlanta, Georgia, Christy Havron and husband Jeff of Rochester. She was an Aunt to Brandon Havron, Joshua Havron, Zoe' Bayer and husband Windsor Jones, and A.K. Bayer.


A celebration of the life of Jackie Sue Widman will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at the Good family Funeral home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester.  Pastor Bruce Russell will officiate.


Her family will receive friends on Thursday, September 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the funeral home and an hour prior to services on Friday. 


Burial will follow at the Leiters Ford Cemetery.


Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fulton County Animal Education and Adoption Center, 1540 Wentzel Street, Rochester, IN  46975 or The Fulton County Cancer Fund, thru the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 Est 9th Street, Rochester, IN  46975. 


Online expressions of sympathy may be made to Jackies family at