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Delbert Jackson

John Delbert Jackson, second son of Clifford and Sarah Ethel Hunt Jackson, was born at Jackson Corner in RInggold County, Iowa on October 21, 1925. He died in Clearview Home, Mt. Ayr, Iowa on June 26, 2016 after a struggle with cancer.

Delbert attended grade school at Rose Hill and graduated from Mt. Ayr High School in 1944. He volunteered to enter the U.S. Army and was attached to the 3rd Army, 94th Infantry Division, Company A, arriving in Europe in time to participate in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Europe. Delbert was wounded while serving in Germany and among other citations he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his courage, determination and devotion to duty.

When he returned to the U.S. he married Hazel Ruckman December 15, 1949. Until Delbert's declining health necessitated their move to town he and Hazel spent their lives on their farm north of Allendale, Missouri and lived in the house built by his great grandfather, James Jackson. They raised their four children in this home: William Delbert, Susan Lynn, Michael Alan, and John Jay.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bill; sisters Evelyn James, Opal Barnett, Dorothy Jensen, and Mary Faith who died in infancy; and his brothers James Jackson and Joe Jackson.

In addition to his wife and children Delbert is survived by son-in-law Manny Trujillo; daughter-in-law Debbie Jackson; eight grandchildren: Levi and Dari Trujillo, Brooke, Karin and Drew Jackson, and Amy, Adam, and Alex (Valentina) Jackson; and his sister Sally (Chuck) Sedgewick.

In addition to his family and farming activities Delbert was very active in community projects including Allendale Community Betterment activities. He was a regular volunteer in the Allendale 4th of July activities and the Allendale Rodeo. Delbert organized the construction of the Veteran's Memorial on the court house lawn in Grant City, Missouri. He was a member of the Grant City Lions Club and the Grant City VFW. He was a Hospice volunteer and delivered Meals on Wheels. Over his lifetime he donated gallons of blood in local blood drives. Delbert was always on the go. He enjoyed being with friends, family gatherings, auctions and traveling. He never met a stranger. Delbert was an avid reader, loved playing dominoes, especially the game 42, croquet and cards. He will be greatly missed by all.

Memorials are to the Allendale Community Betterment and HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr.

  • Open Visitation

    July 01, 2016
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    July 01, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 02, 2016
    10:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Saturday July 02 2016

    Hickory Grove Cemetery

    South of
    Mount Ayr, IA


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The Jackson family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.

Posted by Rose Nemes-Oslica - Hannibal, MO - Coworker   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My mom is Delbert''s youngest sister Sally. I have fond memories visiting Delbert, his family, and especially Cliff and Ethel, Delbert''s parents, on the farm. My memories was of helping Delbert haul hay to the barn, 4th of July celebrations, and great family get together s at Cliff and Ethel''s place on Sundays. Delbert was the type of person that went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Delbert is missed.
Jim (Jamey) Sedgewick

Posted by Jim (Jamey) Sedgewick - Grand Haven, MI - Family   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Memories of your father are not something that we have the joy of having personally, but we have gotten to know him through the stories that you share with us, and know that he was a kind and caring person. We all want you to know we are thinking of you and express our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Posted by Hannibal Court House - Hannibal, MO - Coworker   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Delbert and his family were always great neighbors and friends to the Neff family. I grew up with Bill and Susie, and remember fondly of getting together at the quilt club with the Jacksons, and many other fine families. Over the years I have seldom seen Delbert, but he always knew me when we did see each other, and greeted me with a smile, and we usually had a chuckle about something or other. My dad Virgel Neff, and my brother Jim Neff could always count on Delbert if they needed help, and he could count on them in return.
My deepest condolences to Hazel, and family. May you always remember the good times, and the great man that he was.

Sincerely,
Marilyn Neff-Fulcher

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Posted by Marilyn Neff-Fulcher - St. Joseph, MO - Friend   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Delbert was of great help to many. The incident that stands out most in my mind is when I with 4 youngsters was visiting my mother; on the farm. Lightening struck the barn in the early morn. Delbert had to have been up and about with his cattle/animals and saw the flames as it seemed a miracle that he was at my mother''s house in no time. He directed my oldest son, who was about 11 years of age, in keeping water from the animal''s drinking tank flowing so the heat from the fire would not ignite the propane gas tank that heated the house.

Posted by Phyllis Follmer (Jackson) cousin - St. Louis, MO - Friend   June 28, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Delbert was one of the people we met after moving to Worth County. You could always count on him to be telling a story or discussing politics. He would have enjoyed bantering about the upcoming election in November. I wish that he was able to enjoy the Senior Citizens Activity Center upon his move to Mt. Ayr but he did stop by a couple of times to leave me a bit of "information" to pass on. My condolences to the family; you have lost a great one!

Posted by Lyle & Janet Hogue - Hatfield, MO - Friend   June 27, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM