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Harold Jackson

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Harold Wallace Jackson,89, was born October 24, 1924 on a farm in Eagle Bend, MN and passed on March 30, 2014. He was the youngest of 4 boys born to Algot and Sadie (Peterson) Jackson. Jackson Bros. Motor Service operated a garage, gas station and truck stop on Hwy 71 in Eagle Bend. He married Pearl Ione (Oftedahl) at Trinity Lutheran Church and they celebrated 60 years of marriage before she went ahead to heaven in 2011. In 1975, they moved to Longmont, CO, Harold worked for St. Vrain schools. In retirement, they made wooden lawn ornaments and sold them roadside and at craft fairs. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, as well as a good joke. He liked home cooking and always had room for dessert.

He will be missed by his surviving children: Mark (Michelle Myers) of Loveland, Scott of Longmont, Lyle (Marlinda) of Longmont, Lori (Scott Sterkel) of Berthoud, grandchildren, 3 special great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded by his wife Pearl, daughter Jerri Lynn and a grandson Aaron.

A remembrance will be held at Front Range Christian Fellowship in Longmont on April 13 at 3pm. Inurnment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Eagle Bend in July. Cremation entrusted to Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Apr. 5, 2014
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