Jacquelyn Maxine Reverts, 90, Hills, died on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital in Luverne.
A funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial was Monday, Nov. 9, at Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper.
Jacquelyn Straw was born Jan. 12, 1930, to Aaron and Bertha (Thompson) Straw in the workers’ cabin at the Jasper Quarry in Pipestone County. She was raised in Jasper and was confirmed in the Methodist faith in 1942. She attended high school in Jasper until the 11th grade. She then worked as a waitress at the Club Café in Pipestone.
On July 5, 1947, Jacquelyn married Harold Neuman at the county courthouse in Fergus Falls. They made their home in Pipestone and then moved to Brandon, South Dakota. Harold was killed in an automobile accident in 1964. Jackie continued to live in Brandon.
On Jan. 4, 1965, Jackie married Delmar Reverts at the chapel of the First Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They first lived on a farm near Garretson, South Dakota, and later moved to various farms in Rock County. The couple separated five years later, but Jackie’s passion for buying farm property, fixing it up and selling it continued. In 1972 Jackie moved into Jasper and sold the last of her farms in 1974. She continued working and was employed by Lange’s Café in Pipestone, Jr.’s in Jasper, 3-Straw Café in Jasper, the Sunrise Village in Jasper, and the Super 8 Hotel in Pipestone. She retired in November of 2008 and in June of 2009 she moved to the Tuff Village apartments in Hills. In October 2020 Jackie entered hospice care.
Jackie credited the soft spot in her heart for civic organizations to her yearlong stay at the Shriner’s Hospital at age 3 due to a hip condition. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Garretson and was a top officer. She was active in the P.T.A., a Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Ladies Aid in Jasper.
Her hobbies included bowling and dancing. She was especially fond of waltzes and polkas. She was also a wonderful cook and passed the talent on to her children. She loved raising her family and cherished them.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis Neuman of George, Iowa, Regge (Donna) Neuman of Jackson, and Robert (Mary) Neuman of Benson; and one daughter, Debra (Arnold) Brondsema of Beaver Creek; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Donna) Straw of Pipestone; and a sister, Kay (Arlen) Skorr of Mankato.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Neuman; a son, Darwin Reverts; and two grandsons, James and Jacob Neuman.
Arrangements were provided by the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.