In Memory of Jackie Lynn Mefferd

Jackie Lynn Mefferd
Jackie Lynn Mefferd
Born: May 8, 1960
Died: September 7, 2019
Age: 59
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Jackie Lynn Mefferd
May 8, 1960 - September 7, 2019
From: Sloan, IA

Jackie Lynn Mefferd, age 59, of Sloan, Iowa (formerly of Battle Creek, Iowa) passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at her residence of Sloan, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek and Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.        

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Jackie Lynn entered the world on May 8, 1960, in Battle Creek, Iowa, the daughter of Ronald and Sharon (Lynch) Bockelmann. She grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from the Battle Creek High School with the class of 1978.

On August 8, 1981, Jackie married her high school sweetheart Randall “Randy” Lee Mefferd in the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. The couple delighted in welcoming two children, a daughter Tarin and a son Torey. The family made their home in Battle Creek, where over the years Jackie worked for various employers as a cook and later as an assistant manager. Later the family relocated to Sloan, Iowa. Throughout her life, Jackie gained many friends and with her contagious laugh and soft heart she has left her print on many hearts.

Jackie was an avid NASCAR fan and had a deep love for music. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and attending their school activities. Christmas was Jackie’s favorite holiday and she delighted in decorating her home. She was an accomplished cook and is fondly remembered for her famous cherry bing bars and macaroni salad.

Jackie fought a courageous and noble battle throughout her illness. She went home to her Lord and Savior on September 7, 2019. She was greeted with open arms and by her beloved dog Bubba.

Survivors include her husband Randall “Randy” Mefferd of Sloan, IA; children Tarin Swanger of Battle Creek, IA and Torey (fiancée Jerusha Rice) Mefferd of Sloan, IA; grandchildren Faith, Jocelynn, Hunter and Cambria; brothers Jason (Lisa) Bockelmann of Sergeant Bluff, IA and Brett (Lynne) Susie of Neola, IA stepfather Eugene Gross of Battle Creek, IA; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Ronald Bockelmann and Sharon Gross; brother Joel Bockelmann; sister Jody Nash; and mother-in-law Marilyn Mefferd.



10:00 a.m., Thursday
September 12, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Cole Bockelmann
Clay Bockelmann
Johnny Nash, Jr.
Ronald Nash
Davin Mefferd
Steffan Mefferd

Honorary Pallbearers:
Faith Maier
Jocelynn Maier
Hunter Maier
Cambria Mefferd


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday
September 11, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Recorded Selections:
"There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
"Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill

Vocal Selection:
"Sissy's Song" 

Vocalist ~ Jason Gross


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“Randy and family-please know that your in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Jackie was such a sweet caring person and although I wasn't around her much when I was she was always friendly. our deepest sympathy . Love ,.. Bev. & Bob Wagner”
- Bev Wagner
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:07 PM
“Randy and family, I'm so sorry at Jackies passing. That wonderful bubbly laugh, I will always remember. Home to soon. God Bless!
- Fern Krayenhagen
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to Randy, the family, and all who knew and loved Jackie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your lives. May God give you strength and comfort you. Love you all, Aunt Linda and Jolene”
- Jolene (Thomsen) Schlichte and Linda Thomsen
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“Randy and the entire Mefferd family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one and family member. God has wrapped his arms around her as he will for you. Find comfort in each other. I love you all.”
- Karen Vandemark Alexander
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“My deepest sympathy to You all Godspeed Jackie ”
- Craig Furne
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM
“Randy and family my deepest sympathies to you all. This just does not seem possible it was just yesterday we were kids having fun in school. May your family bonds and memories comfort you at this difficult time”
- Rose Johnson Bumsted
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Mefferd family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Scott & Karla”
- Scott Woolridge
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