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Charles Jackson

Charles William Jackson, known to friends and family as Chuck, died peacefully in Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier, ND on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 77. He had been on Hospice with Altru for the past month.

He was born January 27, 1941 in Cavalier, ND to Earl and Rune (Sigurdson) Jackson. He graduated from Cavalier High School in 1959. Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman Apprentice that same year. Chuck married Phyllis (Magnusson) Jackson on December 20, 1963 in Charleston, SC. Throughout his Navy career, Chuck and Phyllis raised their two kids in Connecticut, Virginia and New Mexico. He served as a Torpedoman and retired 21 years later from the U.S. Submarine Service as a Lieutenant. They returned to Cavalier, ND in 1981 and purchased “Sally’s”. Upon ownership, they renamed the store “Kids On Up”. Sadly, the building was destroyed by fire in 1985. Chuck went on to sell insurance for Lawson’s but wanted more. He decided to pursue a new career and was attending Barber School in Fargo, ND. Coming home for the weekend in May of 1991, Chuck was involved in a motor vehicle accident just outside Cavalier and as a result suffered a traumatic brain injury. Prior to his accident, Chuck enjoyed golfing, bowling and woodworking.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Magnusson) Jackson, his son Todd (Aimee) Jackson and his daughter Kimberly (James) Letzring. He will be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren Jakob Letzring, Abbie Jackson, Alex Jackson, and Madison Letzring. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sisters Marjorie Curran and Katherine Stephenson and his brother Robert Jackson.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at United Lutheran church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Altru Hospice, Wedgewood Manor and/or United Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Wedgewood Manor and Altru Hospice for their efforts, care and dedication.

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Dearest Phyllis, I have such wonderful crazy memories of Chuck, and his wonderful smile. You have been a very strong and loving wife, Phyllis I know that you will always have the support of your family and friends

Jayne Seymour Horne Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Chuck's death, Phyllis. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Karen Quam Vivian

Karen Quam Vivian Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

My Uncle Chuck was a wonderful man who made me laugh and always had kind words. I love him dearly and will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Jill Curran Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Phyllis and family, We are so sorry for your loss and know that he is free from all pain and suffering. Share and enjoy the memories that you had with Chuck. We have your and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Kermit & Ruth Rollefstad Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you

Robert Lawrence Peterson Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have wonderful family memories. Keeping all in my prayers.

Judy Morrison Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Phyllis, Kim, Todd & Families, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. May the memories you all have provide comfort and strength and let those that surround you provide words of encouragement, hugs that comfort and memories to smile at. God bless Chuck's memory and God bless all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Phyl, Todd and Kim and families, I am sad for the loss of this man who served his country for many years and was your "all". He is resting, oh resting well in the arms of his Savior and walking paths of heaven now that he is done with his journey on earth that God set for him on January 27, 1941. I remember well on our stops in Abq when you were stationed there, this handsome man in his Navy uniform......you were certainly blessed to be his family. Love ?? Pat and Charlie

Pat Hawkins Jul 22 2018 12:00 AM

Phyllis and Family. So glad we had a nice visit in June. Chuck was in a good place , but in a better place now. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead as celebrate his life.

Darlyne Zurnieden Jul 22 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Phyllis and her family. May you take comfort knowing Chuck stands in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My prayers are with you Phyllis and your family. All my love , Leonard S. Bernhoft

Leonard S Bernhoft Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM