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James L. Jackson, Sr., 72
James L. Jackson, Sr., 72, of Annandale died on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Cottagewood Memory Care in Buffalo.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Annandale United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. Military honors were provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard and the joint honor guard of the Maple Lake American Legion and Maple Lake V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
James is survived by sons, James, Jr. (Shannon) of Annandale, Jeffrey (Kris) of Annandale, Justin of Annandale and Jeremy of Maple Lake; grandchildren, Tyler, Kayla, Kendra, Kyle, Shelby, Mariah, Alexus, Zachary, Zarra, Zarae, Zeth, JorDyn and Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Kimber, Jackson, Aiden and Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Edna; wife, Barbara; an infant son; and an infant grandson, Cote.
James Loren Jackson, Sr. was born March 17, 1946, in Robbinsdale to Virgil and Edna (Raguet) Jackson. He graduated with the Class of 1965 from Annandale High School. Jim served his country with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. On Aug. 16, 1967, he was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Blair in Annandale. Jim worked as a copy machine repair technician for the Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Minnesota Deer Hunting Association. Jim enjoyed spending time at the hunting land up north, fishing, and was immensely proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A more devoted grandfather could not be found.
Casket bearers: Jason Flygare, Jeff Nelson, Nathan Raisanen, Shane Harner, Troy Baumen and Derek Miller.
Music: Orma Lou Jacobsma.
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