Elizabeth (Liz) Jane Jackson

Elizabeth (Liz) Jane Jackson, 56, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Munster Community Hospital.


Liz was born on August 20, 1964 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Jim and Barbara (Looper) Beasley. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.


Liz is survived by her husband of 31 years, Jerry Jackson. Also surviving are her children, Samuel Jackson and Carly Hucksted; parents, Jim and Barbara Beasley; and siblings, Sarah Beasley and Laura Scott.


Centier Bank employees have lost a friend and co-worker. Liz was a Construction Loan Officer with Centier for 17 years. She was known for her expertise, integrity, independence of spirit, quick wit, and sense of humor, as well as for her unforgettable homemade cinnamon rolls. Because she often rode her bike to work, the bank installed her own personal bike rack out front in appreciation of her commitment to their customers and to the community of LaPorte. Liz was an avid reader, gourmet cook, and lover of music.  She enjoyed cycling and any project that looked challenging, including personally designing and sewing her daughter’s wedding dress.


Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. A private celebration of life will take place at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute at Northwestern University, Galter Pavilion, 675 N. St. Clair, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 or to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O.Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715.


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