January 1, 1970 ~ March 14, 2004
Eugene N. Jackman
Fargo, North Dakota
Eugene ?Jack?, age 82, of 405 25th Avenue North, died on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Bethany Homes in Fargo.
Eugene was born on January 25, 1922, in Forman, North Dakota, the eldest son of Charles and Eva Jackman. He grew up in this area and attended school. Gene left home at an early age and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp during the depression, at which time his family moved to the Verndale and Nimrod area where they farmed. Gene proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy. After his discharge he returned to the Fargo area and was united in marriage to Opal ?Carol? Matzke on May 18, 1947. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their family. Gene started his employment with the Great Northern Railway retiring after 45 years of service with the Burlington Northern, Dilworth, Minnesota, as Assistant General Car Forman. After retirement Jack and Carol traveled and shared many happy memories. Carol passed away on October 4, 1998. Jack and Carol were charter members of Hope Lutheran Church, in Fargo.
Jack was a loving, caring husband and father who was very proud of his entire family; especially his grandchildren, and loved spending time with them. He has been a resident of Bethany Homes since 2001.
Jack is survived by his loving family; his son, Robert (Karen) Jackman of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; and his daughters, Barbara (David) Busch of Woodstock, Georgia; and Becky (Terry) Ganje of Fargo; and his grandchildren, Todd Jackman; Tammy Busch-Ballou; David Busch; Tricia Jackman; Charles Busch; Timothy Jackman; Thomas Ganje; and Tracey Ganje. and his great grandchildren, Jordan and Tony Ballou; and Ashley Busch. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Mary Massey; Charles (Annette); John Howard (Marlene); Paul (Joyce); Homer (Helen); Patsy Roe; and William (Marge) Jackman; all of the state of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opal ?Carol?; and his grandson, Tony Busch.
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