Jacqueline Force, of Mora, died on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at St. Cloud Hospital. She was 78 years old.
NO FUNERAL SERVICES. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Jacqueline Jane Force, 78, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on December 6, 2008 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota after an extended illness.
Jacqueline was born on March 1. 1930 to parents Charles and Helga (Smith) Tietz in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The second of four siblings, Jacqueline moved with her family to Minnesota, and later to the Mora area, attending Mora High School with her sister Verna. She graduated from Foothills Adult School in El Cajon, California, with her high school diploma.
As a navy wife, and while raising her children, Jacqueline traveled and lived throughout the United States, Hawaii, and Italy. She has made her home in the Mora area since 1981.
Jacqueline worked for Accurate Home Care as a personal care assistant for the past 2 years. She enjoyed helping and caring for those in need. Besides tending to her home and family, Jacqueline enjoyed gardening and cooking. She liked to can produce and she made the best apple butter and jam to share with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Jacqueline is preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward McGillis; son Scott McGillis; brother Chuck Tietz; sister; Verna Harding; and grandson Shawn Steinmann Jr.
She is survived by daughter Susan Deschaux of Arvada, CO; daughter Sandra (Jeff) Provost of Braham, MN; son Shawn Steinmann of Mora, MN; son Steve (Corrine) Force of Murrieta, CA; son Spencer Force of Braham, MN; grandchildren: Michele, Eddie, Tanisha, Tiffany, Ashley, Todd, Zachary, and Tanner; great-grandchildren: Angel and Dominique; sister Sharon Franko; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.