Jacqueline N. “Jackie” Bardon

Jacqueline N. “Jackie” Bardon

Jacqueline N. “Jackie” Bardon, age 51, of Durango, IA, completed her earthly journey after a brief illness on October 3, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, with her loving family by her side.  To honor Jackie’s life, a Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of the Nativity, 1225 Alta Vista Street in Dubuque, IA, with Rev. Andy Upah officiating.  Family and friends of Jackie’s may visit and fellowship for one hour prior to the service at the church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jackie’s family.


Jackie was born on March 21, 1972, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to George and Marilyn (Bainbridge) Langas.  From an early age, she was gifted with an intrinsically visible zest for life perfectly combined with a heart as big as her smile.  Jackie was the brightest light to walk into every room which she graced with her presence.  Hugs would abound and everyone was continually better for having spent even a moment by her side.  She was a proud graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and was united to her soul-mate, James Bardon, on September 24, 1994, in Dubuque, IA, and the two have been inseparable ever since.  They lived, worked, and played together as two truly becoming one.  They have spent the last 5 years at Radio Dubuque where Jackie was the Business Manager and consummate nerve center of the operation.  She had also spent some of her working years in the banking industry as well as with ARC.  Her commitment was always on display and her time and talents never wasted for a single moment.  Jackie was the epitome of a kind and gentle soul with more love to share than could ever be realized in any given day.  Even her fur-babies, Roco and Gordy, enjoyed the unending supply of care and attention they both thrived on.  There simply are no words to describe the sudden absence of Jackie from the daily lives of those who knew and loved her.  This is a void that will never be rectified nor understood and we can only hope to find a way to tolerate this great loss in time.  Thank you, Jackie, for being best part of so many peoples days throughout your all too short 51-year journey among us and may the Lord keep you safe and secure in His grace-filled arms until we all meet again. 


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Jackie include,

her loving husband of 29 years,

James “Jimmy” Bardon, Durango, IA;


her mother,

Marilyn Langas, Dubuque, IA;


her siblings,

Tom (Heidi) Langas, Dubuque, IA,

Gus (Karen) Langas, Dubuque, IA,

Judy (Tom) Guler, Dubuque, IA,

and Larry (Lori) Langas, East Dubuque, IL;


her father and mother-in-law,

Tom (Kate) Bardon, Dubuque, IA;


her brother-in-law,

Jeff Bardon, Dubuque, IA;


along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Jackie was preceded in death by her father, George Langas; and several aunts and uncles.


In lieu of flowers, a Jacqueline Nicole Bardon memorial fund has been established.


Jackie’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Luke’s for all of their professional and compassionate care, along with all of her extended family at Radio Dubuque for the of the prayers, concern, and unwavering love and support so generously shared with Jackie and her family.  We cannot imagine facing days much more difficult than these in life, and to have so many standing right by our side throughout this entire tragic situation has been a blessing we could only hope would find in this life.  Thank you very much and may the Lord bless each and every one of you for you love and kindness!


Online condolences may be shared with Jackie’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com


Church of the Nativity
1225 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
October 9th, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Memorial Mass

Church of the Nativity
1225 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
October 9th, 2023 at 10:30 AM

9 comments on “Jacqueline N. “Jackie” Bardon
  1. Roger Langkamp says:

    I am beyond words when Johnny called me and told me of Jackie’s passing. I am still numb from the news. He has taken our angel here on earth to be by His side in heaven. I have shed many tears for you, Jackie. Your love and friendship has been one of my life’s greatest memories and you will remain in my heart forever! Rest in peace my great friend!

  2. Angela Duehr says:

    I am truly saddened by hearing this. I absolutely loved Jackie

  3. Scott and Harla Herman says:

    The world lost a brilliant light that it still needed, you have your wings sweet Angel…but I am selfish and want you back…rest in peace sweet girl ❤️.

  4. Jack Emkes says:

    I am sorry to here of Jackie’s passing. She was a very nice and smart person. Loved her big smile. RIP

  5. Jason E. Smith says:

    So very sorry to learn of Jackie’s passing. She had the eyes of an angle, infectious laughter, and an unbridled spirit that brought joy to all who witnessed. Prayers for healing and understanding to her husband, family and friends. God speed miss Jackie!..you will be greatly missed!
    Sincerest Condolences,
    Jason E. Smith

  6. Bonnie Rice says:

    My sincere and deepest sympathies to Jackie’s family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

  7. Jeffrey Cue says:

    Jackie you will be missed at every junction in life. You always had a smile on your face and a hug when you and Jim would come in to where I worked whether it was the hotel or the pizza place. Marilyn and Jim, you both are in my thoughts today. God got a great angel in Jackie as we lost a dear person and friend.

  8. Gail Brimeyer says:

    Jimmy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sending hugs and prayers for you❤️

  9. Rodney White says:

    Jackie was a great friend, a hard worker and a really sweet woman. It was an honor and a privilege to know her and to be able to have worked with her in her lifetime. This is honestly a shock to the system. I didn’t expect this at all. Especially not so young. My best luck wishes to her family and the other friends that knew her and loved her. God Bless Jackie. RIP.

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