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William “Bill” Jackson

April 13, 2020 | 9 comments

William “Bill” Jackson, 91, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2020 at Hillview Nursing Home.

He was born July 17, 1928 in the town of Little Falls, Monroe County to Esler and Susan (Heineck) Jackson.  He graduated from Sparta High School and attended UW-Madison.

On February 12, 1955 he married Nadine Jackson.  Bill had a career of retail management with W.T. Grant Co. and managed stores in several states. In 1969 and 1972 he won the company’s Manager Scoreboard contest for sales and profit in his district and won the company trips to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Florida for the award ceremonies.  In 1975 he went with TG&Y Co. (Oklahoma based) and managed a store in Claycomo, Missouri until he was assigned to open and manage a new store in Yankton, South Dakota, which he managed until he retired.

Bill was an avid Packer and UW Badger fan, and long with Nadine, enjoyed the bike trails, cross country skiing, and long walks.

He is survived by his wife Nadine, of 65 years; son, Scott (Joy) Jackson; five grandkids, Bethany, Alissa, Joshua, Joseph, and Mikayla; brother, LeRoy (June) Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Hillview Nursing Home who cared for Bill this past thirteen months, as well as the Gundersen Hospice team, especially Angie, for the care and comfort they provided to Bill.

He has fought the battle courageously and finished the course.  Blessed be Bill’s memory.



  1. Steve and Ann (Schmidt) Terry

    We are very sorry to hear that Bill has passed. Will always remember the times we spent with him during family occasions. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


    Nadine sorry to hear of your loss. I’m not sure if your remember me or not, I had done your hair a couple of times .

  3. Teresa Tanke

    Nadine, you have my sympathy and prayers.

    I haven’t seen you for a long time. You came to Heileman Marketing
    Department when you worked for a temporary agency.

  4. Connie Miller

    Our deepest sympathy to you. We are praying for friends and family to comfort you, and in time, loving memories to help you smile again. Bill was a kind and gentle soul that we enjoyed living next to in Raymer Addition in West Salem. Mike, Connie, Laura and Kristin Miller

  5. Melissa

    Bill was such a sweet man! My father was his roommate for a short time at Hillview. My father was only there for 5 days before he passed from cancer but I always enjoyed visiting with Bill while I was visiting my father.

  6. harry bolstad

    I was surprised to see Bill’s obituary this morning. Of course we haven’t had much communication but I think about you often. I’ve had lots of communication with Ann Ulrich the past several years. She is working on the history of the Dregne families. We are still living down by the river by Riverside Park. I’ve been dealing with leukemia the past 3 years but am doing well but no ball games, concerts or even family events. I missed Tommy”s funeral. I have had no immune system. I hope you are well and certainly sorry for your loss.

  7. Janet Allen

    My deepest sympathy. Nadine. Bill will certainly be missed. Keep in touch. Janet Dustin Allen.

  8. Barb (Bartlett) Olson

    Nadine, Scott and family. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  9. The Colorado Jacksons

    Even though we have known it was coming for such a long time, it is still hard when it actually happens. May the sadness and grief we feel now be replaced with comfort, hope and joyous memories of the good times of his life. The love he shared and how he provided for our family and how he cared.
    Love you mom


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