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Evenstad, Jackson O.

Jackson O. Evenstad, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Valley VNA. He was born on July 12, 1918 in Virginia, MN, son of the late Harold and Mary Evenstad. He was a graduate of Menasha High School in 1936. Jackson proudly served our country in WWII in the European Theater of Operations with the Army in A Company 376th Regiment of the 94th Infantry Division, receiving four battle stars in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. His group received a Presidential Citation.

Jackson was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Vanda (Kresse) Evenstad, and one daughter, who died shortly after birth. He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Kenneth and Harold. He is survived by his sons: John (Margaret), MN, Thomas (Marilyn), CA, James (Janet), MN; seven grandchildren: Philip Evenstad, MN, Mark Evenstad, MN, Timothy Evenstad, MN, Benjamin Evenstad, CA, Beth Evenstad-Ford, CA, Adam Evenstad, MN, Eric Evenstad, MN; and eight great-grandchildren.

No public services will be held. Jackson and Vanda will be laid to rest together in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in their names may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Neenah.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 22, 2013
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