Jacqueline "Jackie" J. Borgmeyer of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, April 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Helen “Dolly” Oelklaus.
Jackie is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas L. Borgmeyer; her children, Susan M. Garland, Ellen J. (Jack) Parker, Donald T. Borgmeyer, and Karen D. (David) Toigo; her siblings, Dorothy (Walter) Kolkmeier and Donald (MaryAnn) Oelklaus; her grandchildren, Jill (Brad) Blanc, Andrew Allen, Michael (Maggie) Toigo, T.J. Allen, Sam Toigo, and Samantha Borgmeyer; her great-grandchild, Helen Weber. She was a loving aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Jackie enjoyed a successful professional career that spanned close to thirty-five years with organizations such as Rexall Drugs, Small Fry Fashions, and St. Joseph’s Health Center. What she loved most was the time she spent with her kids, grandkids, and Tom, the love of her life with whom she enjoyed many hours of sitting and swinging on their porch swing. She and Tom often traveled internationally but also cherished their trips to Branson where they vacationed by themselves or with their grandkids.
Jackie was a distinguished member of the St. Charles community. She belonged to many service organizations, and won many awards for her volunteer service such as the 2003 St. Jude Hospital Diana Award and the 2009 Lifetime Distinguished Service award given by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Jackie generously donated over 5700 hours of her time to St. Joseph Health Center where she did everything from helping as a nurse’s aide to lifting the spirits of hospitalized children by visiting them as a holiday character or clown. Her volunteer work also included other organizations such as the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the St. Charles Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. Jackie’s fantastic personality led her to the St. Charles Optimist’s Club where she was the Optimist of the Year in 2002 and 2013.
Friends and family will always remember her kindness, strong Catholic faith, and sense of humor. Jackie just loved to have fun and wanted nothing more than to make people happy. She was a very good and beautiful soul and will be dearly missed.