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John Jackson

September 24, 1924 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 97)


John Lloyd Jackson

Sept. 24, 1924-Oct. 22, 2021

Residences: South St. Paul, MN; Hibbing, MN; Elyria, OH; Des Moines, IA; Wheaton, IL; Glen Ellyn, IL

BA: University of St. Thomas, 1947

97 great years!  70 of those wonderfully married to Joan Lowe Jackson, who preceded him into eternity two years ago. 

Faithful Catholic
Marine in WWII
Amassed a multitude of devoted friends, most now gone
Realized a moderate number of achievements, soon to be forgotten (Life Master in duplicate bridge, collegiate runner-up state champion in tennis, a governor’s award for copious recordings of books for the blind)
Funded over three decades of amazing family trips (Cancun, Bahamas, Hawaii, Alaska and about 20 other spots), leaving kids and grandkids with memories of a lifetime
Passed on integrity and character now operating in his three children (Mary Jackson Brooks, James Earl Jackson, and Anne Jackson Kelly), 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lived a life that left the world around him a bit better

Viewing: Leonard Memorial Funeral Home, Glen Ellyn, Friday 10/29, 5-8 p.m.

Funeral Mass: St. James the Apostle Church, Glen Ellyn, Saturday 10/30, 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mercy Home, 1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607.

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October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leonard Memorial Home
565 Duane St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Funeral Mass
October 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St. James the Apostle Church
480 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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