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Jacqueline A. Blindauer

Sep 02, 1961 - Oct 02, 2021


Jacqueline Ann Blindauer, age 60, passed away October 2, 2021, with her family by her side at Sheboygan Health Services.
Jackie was born September 2, 1961, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Kathryn and Eugene Blindauer.
Jackie was diagnosed with severe intellectual disability at 3 ½ months. Despite doctor’s recommendations for institutionalization, Jackie lived at home until 19 under the care of her single mother and siblings. She attended James Madison Elementary School in the Exceptional Needs program.
In September 1980, as her siblings were getting married and moving out of the house, Jackie was placed at Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
In June 2005, Jackie left Chippewa Falls and moved to Plymouth, Wis. as the national movement to take people out of institutions and integrate them into the community took hold.
In May 2019, Jackie moved to Sheboygan Health Services.
Jackie loved to go for car rides and rock in a rocking chair. Ice cream and chocolate pudding were her weaknesses. She liked listening to country music and could always be found holding a stuffed animal. She had a playful sense of humor. When given a new stuffed animal, she would reach for it and throw it on the ground. But by the next day, you’d find her holding that new stuffed animal.
Jackie is survived by her siblings Suzanne (Patrick) Gallenberger, Milwaukee, Brian (Sandra) Blindauer, Waldo, Christine Renzelmann, Sheboygan, and Douglas (Patti) Blindauer, Sheboygan, half-siblings Jeffrey Blindauer, Plymouth, and Jennifer (Kevin) Hielsberg, Oshkosh, and her stepmother Jean, Plymouth. Nieces and nephews Jena, Anthony, Danielle (Donny), Nicholas (Rochelle), Garrett (Megan), Grant (Shaunna), Sara (Nate), and Stephen (Sara). Great nieces and nephews Amalia, Ebben, Lenyx, Shelby, Ashlynn, Morgan, Madison, Addison, Lauren, Harper, Bristol, Jackson, Amaya, Emily, and Kylie. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Kathryn and Eugene, paternal grandparents Edwin and Clara Blindauer, and maternal grandparents Milton and Hildegard Friedrichs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2133 N. 22nd Street, Sheboygan with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Jackie will be laid to rest next to her mother at Holy Cross Cemetery in Sheboygan. Online condolences may be expressed at
A heartfelt thank you to all who have made an impact in Jackie’s life:
Marcia Adams, words cannot describe our appreciation for your commitment to helping make Sheboygan Health Services Jackie’s home.
The entire staff of Sheboygan Health Services for the exceptional care and compassion shown to our sister, especially Dawn S., for your special bond formed with Jackie.
Christine Z., who lovingly referred to Jackie as “sporty.” Your kindness and friendship will not be forgotten. Dr. Jaime Marchi, DDS, and staff for always treating Jackie with dignity and respect. Michelle Hemb, RN/Case Manager, and the entire staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for making Jackie’s last days comfortable. The NODA (No One Dies Alone) volunteers. The giving of your time to be with Jackie during the overnight hours is indebted.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Dominic Parish or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, or the Sheboygan County Humane Society are greatly appreciated.

God gave us a delicate flower
To care for and to love.
He gave us a very special one
Of the rarest from above.
Its petals were a little bruised
And it needed a lot of care
But deep within its petals
Was a fragrance sweet and rare.
That fragrance gave us strength
Through many a weary day
As we tenderly cared for our flower
Through trails along the way.
But now our flower was taken
To bloom in the garden above
Where every blossom is perfect
In our Father’s wonderful love.
God grant us your healing balm
To soothe each aching heart
For we loved our flower dearly
And it hurts so deep to part.
Friends may think we
Have forgotten
When at times they see us smile.
Little they know the heartache
The smile hides all the while.
Author unknown

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Thursday Oct 7, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]


Date: Thursday Oct 7, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Wendy Donlon and family

Fond memories of Jackie and of the family that loved her so much... She is the purest soul I have ever had the pleasure to know.. Our sympathy to the entire Blindauer family... God bless...

Mark Heller

Sincere sympathies from our family to yours. Fond memories of Jackie's early years on South 25th Street.

Sam Coffin

My deepest condolences to Jackie's family. I cared for Jackie in Plymouth I always called her my little peanut she was always smiling even when she'd holler lol. Thank You Jackie for being such a sweet angel I know you are dancing in the sky.

Ashley Rieck

My deepest condolences to Jackie’s family. I cared for her for many years while she resided in Plymouth. I remember her family celebrating her birthdays with beautiful cakes from Oostburg bakery. Her love for chocolate ice cream and stuffed animals will always be remembered.

Lori Kurtz

My sincere condolences to Jackie’s family. I had the pleasure of caring for Jackie when she was in Plymouth, Jackie always held a special place in my heart and still does. So sorry for your loss.