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Jaclyn Mary Groendycke, “Jackie”, 87, died Wednesday at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn, WI. She was born August 15, 1931, in Saginaw, MI, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Nee; Whelton) McClory.

Jackie was raised in Saginaw, MI, moving to California as a teen and graduating from Inglewood High School “Class of 1949”. She was employed as a real estate broker in Laguna Niguel, CA, for over 35 years and had been a resident of Racine since 2011. Jackie was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed golf, skiing, and tennis. She followed politics and fashion trends, loved to cook good food, was always well put together, and famous for researching the most thoughtful gifts. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her children, Bart Groendyke of Palm Springs, CA, Todd (Heather) Groendyke of Murrieta, CA, Polly Williams of Sturtevant, WI; 8 grandchildren, Bryanna Williams, Megan (Peter) Miller, Paige (Steven) Servi, Jeremy Williams, Branden and Logan Groendycke, Mia and Zoe Groendycke; 4 precious great- grandchildren; and a sister Yvonne Rawlings of Arizona. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Patrick McClory and brother-in- law Harold Rawlings.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11 a.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Avenue with Rev. Rich O’Leary officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the Mass from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Catholic Church.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.