Obituary of Fred M Jackson
Fred M. Jackson was born on May 4, 1942 in Monroe, Michigan. He was one of two sons born to Fred A. Jackson and Ruth “Irene” (Rolland) Jackson. Fred graduated from Monroe High School with the Class of 1960. He was employed as a line inspector at Ford Motor Company Woodhaven Stamping Plant for thirty-six years before retiring in 1997.
A devout Christian, Fred was an active member of Stewart Road Church of God in Monroe. He participated in their prayer group regularly and volunteered his time landscaping the grounds of the church. Fred was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He and his son went on many fishing trips together in hopes of catching Perch and Walleye. If Fred wasn’t out on Lake Erie, he was canoeing down the River Raisin with his fishing rod in hand. He also went on hunting excursions with his son and son-in-law in search of wild rabbits. Every time the Ford Plant closed for shut down, Fred would head to his favorite place to get away: Higgins Lake in Northern Michigan.
Each season, Fred, cultivated a large vegetable garden and gave his harvest away to family and friends. He was also very proud of two apple trees he cared for in his yard. He enjoyed classic television shows reminiscent of simpler times such as “The Andy Griffith Show” and old Westerns, especially “Gunsmoke”. A soft-spoken man, Fred was most importantly a loving father and grandfather.
Fred M. Jackson, age 79, of Monroe, Michigan passed away peacefully at ProMedica Skilled Care and Rehab on Wednesday; February 2, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents; a beloved wife: Opal Smith; a brother: Gene Jackson; and a sister-in-law: Sue Jackson.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his daughter: Kim (Mark) Gardner; son: Chad (Sue) Jackson; grandchildren: MaKaya Gardner, Mariah Gardner, Barbie (Chris) Kiger, Johnny Zinner, Andrew Zinner, and Matt Zinner; great grandchildren: Kaylee and Kenzi Kiger; and a former spouse: Kay Engel.
Friends may gather on Tuesday; February 8, 2022 from 11:30am until 1:30pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Worship Service Celebrating Fred’s Life will be held at 1:30pm also at Merkle’s followed by a procession to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Michigan for burial.
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