Date of Death: September 10, 2023
Visitation will be held Monday, September 18, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Smith officiating. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.
Eldon Carl Jackson, 93, of Three Rivers passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023 at Optalis Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born September 15, 1929 in Three Rivers, the son of Clarence and Hazel (Keefer) Jackson, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1948.
On January 1, 1949 he married Betty Shingledecker. They enjoyed 44 wonderful years together prior to her passing in 1993. They traveled to Hawaii for their 40th wedding anniversary fulfilling a lifelong dream for them. Together they loved to go camping and dancing. He then went on to marry JoAnn Schabes and they shared many years of marriage prior to her passing.
Eldon worked for 40 years as a maintenance supervisor for Johnson Corporation from where he eventually retired. A dedicated community man, Eldon served 25 years as chief of the Lockport Fabius Park Fire Department, and also worked for the Three Rivers Fire Department. He was a member of the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Shriner’s Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Eagles, Moose, Elks Lodge. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Three Rivers Lions Club.
Eldon was a cherished family man who loved his children and grandchildren, always lending a helping hand to anybody in need.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his children, Eldon D. (Linda) Jackson, Kristine (Don) Shrauger, and Ronald Jackson; grandchildren, Stephanie (David) Sedlecky, Jennifer (Randy) Huyck, Jessica (Matt) Gahan, Leslie (Scott Garwick) Willson, Fred J. (Marie) Grunert, Dana (Ryan) Nichols, Stacie Jackson, and Molessia Reiff; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Jackson; and sister, Loretta Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Betty Jackson and JoAnn Jackson; parents, one brother, one sister, and grandson, Ronald Jackson.
Donations in Eldon’s memory may be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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