Obit: Jackson, Col. Leo (? - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Jackson, Neverman, Irwin, Parry, Beggs, Lewis, Wang, Medved, Post, Sheels, Epding, Kleckner, Musil, John, Allen, Kintzele, Bruhn, Mabie

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/05/1970

Jackson, Col. Leo (18 December 1889 - 27 February 1970)

Col. Leo MN. Jackson, 80, of Madison, a native of Neillsville died February 27 in the Veteran Hospital there. He was a former commander of the Neillsville National Guard unit, and was the second oldest commissioned officer in Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Neillsville Masonic Temple following services in Madison. Milo Mabie conducted the Masonic service.

Pallbearers were: Alfred Kleckner, James Musil, LeRoy John, W. H. Allen, Harland Kintzele and Earl Bruhn.

Col Jackson served in the U. S. Army for 42 years, 30 of those years with the National Guard. He served overseas during World War I. He was assigned to the Wisconsin adjutant general’s office in Madison as a plans and training office in 1935.

During World War II he was with the Selective Service in Madison and was stationed in Korea in 1946. After his retirement from the army he served as business manager of the Grand Army Home for Veterans at King for 13 years.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Madison, the Madison Consistory, Dane county Red Arrow Club, 32nd Division Association, Veterans of World War I Director Staff of Zor Shrine and Arab Patrol, the American Legion Zor Shrine Temple, National Guard Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. While in Neillsville he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, its Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. He was a past master of the lodge, high priest in the chapter, and past commander of the Commandery.

Survivors in addition to his wife, include a son, Robert, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and two sisters. Mrs. David (Esther) Parry and Mrs. Violet Beggs, both of Neillsville.

Col. Jackson was born December 18, 1889 in Neillsville where he received his early education. His parents were Ole A. and Emily E. (Neverman) Jackson. After graduating from high school he attended Carroll College at Waukesha. He was married August 6, 1919 to Agnes Irwin in Two Harbor, Minn.

He worked in Marsh’s store and Zimmerman’s Clothing store while living in Neillsville.

Those attending from out of town included Mrs. Agnes Jackson, Emil Lewis of Madison; Col. Melvin Wang of Sun Prairie; Robert Jackson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Medved of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Robert Post of Barron; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sheels of Eau Claire and Arthur Epding of Wausau.



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