Chesterton Tribune

James Jackson service Saturday

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James H. Jackson, age 78 of Leesburg, Florida, and formerly of Chesterton, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 in Leesburg Health and Rehab, Leesburg Florida.

He was born on August 21, 1933 in Chicago, Ill., to Sidney Glenn and Alice Pfieffer-Jackson, both of whom preceded him in death.

On February 26, 1955, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Ind., he married Grace Lindstedt-Jackson, who survives in Leesburg, Fla. Jim and Grace celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Also surviving are daughters Susan (Charles) Fisher of Louisville, Kentucky and Vicki (Owen) Smith of Chesterton; grandchildren Kelli Dehr of Louisville, Allison Smith of Chesterton and Evan Fisher of Louisville. Also surviving are siblings Joy (Robert) Daily of St. John, Ind. and Beverly (Charles) Dodd of Hobart, Ind.

He is preceded in death by his grandson James C. Smith and siblings Glenn Jackson, Roy Jackson, Bonnie Vicari and Bob Jackson.

Jim graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1951, served in the United States Air Force from 1952 Ė 1956 and also graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

He was a former resident of Westchester Village where he served on the board. He also served on the Utility Board for 10 years, the BZA and was a real estate broker for Sand Creek Realty, McColly Realty and Century 21. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 170, the Moose Lodge 1623 and a lifetime Cubs and Purdue fan.

He attended Jackson Township High School where he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball; he was the pitcher in baseball and the center in basketball. Jim, along with Bob Johnson, owned J&J Sinclair Gas Station in Chesterton. He was a member of the Woodlands Lutheran Church in Montverde, Florida.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor Erik Bernth officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Woodland Lutheran Church, 15333 County Rd. 455, Montverde, Florida, 34756-3700 in Jimís name.

For additional information, please call White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.


Posted 5/23/2012