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Gerald K. Jackson
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Gerald K. Jackson age 78 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday morning, December 31, 2017 at his home.
He was born December 19, 1939 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Morris and Philena (Ryder) Jackson.
Gerald was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1957.
On July 1, 1961 he married Estella M. Hart in Sturgis. She died June 23, 1994.
Gerald was employed as a lead man at the Harter Corporation in Sturgis for 27 years until the closing of the company. Moving on from Harter’s Gerald established Jackson Upholstery Shop until just recently when health issues caused him to no longer operate the business. He also worked with his brother Howard at Jackson Electric Service in Sturgis for several years.
Gerald had a true talent and passion for woodworking and he loved time spent with his family especially his three grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons: Richard (Kristi) Jackson of White Pigeon and Joseph Jackson of Sturgis; three grandchildren: Joshua Jackson, Sarah (Zach) Thayer and Anna Jackson; one sister: Sharon (Marvin) Milliman of Sturgis and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three brothers: Miles, Morris and Howard Jackson; one sister: Phyllis Jackson and nephew: David J. Jackson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Gerald Jackson will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Phil Bontrager will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Gerald’s memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Thursday

4

Jan

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Visitation

Thursday

4

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Friday

5

Jan

11:00 AM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

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