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Services Saturday for William 'Bill' C. Jackson, Sr.

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William (Bill) C. Jackson, Sr., age 77, of Porter, IN, passed away on March 9, 2020.

He was born on July 9, 1942, to William and Jane (Murray) Jackson in San Diego, CA.

Bill worked as a First Furnace Operator for LTV Steel, where he was employed for 38 years. He proudly served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Chesterton American Legion. Bill was also a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

On July 16, 1960, he married the love of his life Paulette Gonzalez. Bill and Paulette moved from Chicago in 1970 to raise their family in Chesterton. William is survived by his son; William (Susan) Jackson, Jr.; daughter, Michelle (Jim) Hunsley; grandson, Christopher Jackson; beloved dog, Scratch; sister-in-laws; Deborah (Rick) Holsapple, Cynthia (Mark Goodall) Spann and Nori Gonzalez; nieces, Star (Josh) Mahns and Julia (Ross Houghtaling) Spann. He leaves behind the LaBelle family members as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

William was preceded in death by his wife Paulette, his parents, his son Bobby, brother-in-law, Bruce Gonzalez and niece, Melissa Holsapple.

Bill had a love and zest for life. He liked to have a good time and wanted everyone else to have a good time too. He loved the outdoors and could often be found at the beach, fishing or enjoying a bon fire. Bill was willing to help anyone in need and was a second dad to many. He was a loving husband, dad, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church, 433 Golfwood Road, Beverly Shores, IN, 46301, with Rev. John B. Barasinski officiating. Burial to follow at Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

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Posted 3/12/2020




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