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Ernestine Jane (Tina) Jaeckel entered into rest on May 29, 2012, in San Jose at the age of 88. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, George Jaeckel, and their three children, daughter Carolyn Schulman, son Mark Jaeckel (wife Kathy) and son James Jaeckel (wife Sharon). She is also survived by two brothers, Dewey and Raymond, one sister, Irene, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Tina grew up on a small farm near Sunbury, Ohio with seven brothers and three sisters. She and George met at work in Columbus, Ohio, and they married there in 1948. They lived for a time in Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Lancaster, CA before moving to their Los Altos home 53 years ago.

Tina was a member of the First Baptist Church of Los Altos for over 30 years. She was a “pink lady” volunteer at El Camino Hospital and also helped process applications to the Stanford Graduate School. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf. George and Tina were members of the Foothills Tennis and Swim club for 18 years.

Tina was devoted to her family.

She was known as a loving, gentle and giving person. She will be remembered as one who was always cheerful and a friend to many.

A memorial service will be held at Spangler Mortuary, 399 So. San Antonio, Los Altos on Saturday, June 23 at 10:30am. A reception will follow.

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