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Donald C. Jackson

June 11, 2014 — November 20, 2014

Donald C. Jackson, 84, of Grand Island died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Nebraska Veterans Home, Grand Island, NE.

Inurnment of the ashes will be in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins, CO at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family. Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island is caring for the family.

Donald Clyde Jackson was born June 11, 1930 in Lamar, Colorado the son of Clyde & Bernice (Case) Jackson. He received his education and grew up in Kirwin, Kansas graduating from Kirwin High School. He entered the United States Army, October 21, 1950 and served until he was honorably discharged November 23, 1951.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Crown, December 25, 1949 in Agra, Kansas. The couple made their home in Phillipsburg, Kansas where he was employed by the Co-op Refinery. He later moved to Fort Collins, CO and was employed by several Real Estate Companies.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, then several churches in Fort Collins, CO.

Those left to cherish his memory include three sons, Jeremy Jackson of Colorado, Tracy Jackson of Oklahoma and Ken Jackson of Colorado, three daughters, Debra Jackson of California, Kristy Jackson of Colorado and Jessica Jackson of Nebraska, 11 Grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth, daughter, Lori McDowell, two brothers, John Jackson and George Jackson, four sisters, Alice Cox, Bernie Nulty, Helen Mary and Margaret.

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