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Robert Leroy Jackson

Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Feb. 15, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2006

Robert L. Jackson, 80, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2006) at McCook Community Hospital.??

He was born Feb. 15, 1926, at McCook to Frank and Hazel (Larreau) Jackson at their residence. Hazel later married Leo B. Lehn at Indianola.? He attended schools at Oberlin, Kan. At the age of 16, during his junior year of high school, he decided to enlist in the armed forces of the United States. After basic training he was sent to Europe, where he was attached to the 101st Airborne and 94th Infantry. ??

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He was in seven different countries during World War II, under Gen. Patton. After D-day both the 101st and 94th was sent back to the United States, he reenlisted and was sent to the 4th Calvary Mechanized Division, as Master Sgt. He spent most of his service time, about 5 years, in Europe. When his time came to be discharged, at Camp Kilmer NJ., Sept. 3rd of 1948, he returned to McCook during the terrible winter of 1948.??

He married Virginia F. Gonzales in Atwood, Kan., after her graduation in 1949. Later they renewed their vows at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook. To this union nine children were born. Evelyn, Raymond, Rick, Carol, Bill, Bob, Sharon, Patricia, and LaDonna.??He later married his sister-in-law, Janice E. Lehn at Stockville on May 16, 1990. She had five children, Dick, Barbara, Rosalie, Roderick, Rodney, and Carol.??

He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, lifetime member of the National Rifle Club Association, VFW, and the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed boating, camping and sports. He was a Brick Mason and Masonry Contractor all his years following his service years. He loved all very much. ??

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel; his first wife Virginia Jackson; daughter, Patricia Jackson, step-father, Leo Lehn; two brothers, Bill Jackson, Richard Lehn; sister, Mayme Matterson.??

Survivors include his wife, Janice; daughters, Evelyn Atkinson of Lincoln, Carol Pagel and husband, Dennis, of Weston; Sharon McCarville and husband, Tom of Hot Springs, SD, LaDonna Ingram and husband, Mark of Cambridge; sons, Raymond Jackson and wife, Elizabeth, Rick Jackson and wife, Ellen all of Lincoln, Bill Jackson and wife, Michelle of Cambridge, Bob Jackson, Jr. and wife, Joan of Meriden, Wyo.; step-daughters, Barbara Miller, and husband, Jack of Churchton, Md., Rosalie Reed and husband, Jerry of Thornton, Colo., Carol Shackle and husband Tim of Denver; step-sons, Richard Lehn Jr. and wife, Sue, Roderick Lehn and wife, Cindy, Rodney Lehn and wife, Jackie all of Lincoln; 38 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren.??

Funeral services will be at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Feddern officiating.

The body will be cremated and inurnment will be in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at 10 a.m.??

Visitation will be today and Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., and the family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 - 8 p.m. ?

Memorials may be given in his name.??

Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com?

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.