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Jacqueline "Jackie" Vander Heyden

December 19, 1938 — August 26, 2020

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Vander Heyden, age 81, of Cottage Grove passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 26, 2020.

Jackie was born December 19, 1938 in St. Paul the daughter of Stanley and Ilene (DeVries) Moldenhauer. She was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Wilson High School in 1956. On May 7, 1960, she married Robert Vander Heyden at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in St. Paul. Jackie was a devoted member at the Church of St. Rita in Cottage Grove.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Vander Heyden; daughter, Jean; parents, Stanley and Ilene Moldenhauer; sisters, Janice Altmann, Jean Reinhart and Judith Cerini; and daughter-in-law, Susan Vander Heyden.

Jackie is survived by her sons, Tony (Chris) of Maplewood, Bill (Theresa) of Ray, MI, Joe of Afton, John (Michelle) of Inver Grove Heights, and Jim (Lori) of Big Lake; beloved grandmother of Jim (Ellen), Brianna, Kevin, Anna, Aaron (Haley), Jake, Linzie, Nicole, Ashley, and Alex; great-grandmother of Arianna and Annaleia; and brother, Stanley (Carol) Moldenhauer.

Visitation 4-7 PM, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80 th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Memorial Mass 11 AM, Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Private burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

During the visitation we will also be remembering, Jean Vander Heyden, Jackie’s daughter, who passed away earlier this year while living in FL.

Special thanks to Allina Hospice.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION :  Jackie's service will be live streamed, starting at 11:00 am on September 3rd, and can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, UNDER THE SERVICE DETAILS "CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE VIDEO" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jacqueline "Jackie" Vander Heyden, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Memorial Mass

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Private Interment

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