OBITUARY

Wayne Patrick Jackson

February 12, 1941November 17, 2020

Wayne Patrick Jackson passed away November 17, 2020 at the age of 79. He was a victim of Covid-19. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Emma Ann Jackson; wife of 54 years, Mary Sue Bohlinger Jackson; son, Patrick Daniel Jackson; and nephew, Mark Wayne Jackson. They brought three children into the world - Patrick Daniel Jackson, Felicia Jackson (Keith) Steenwyk, and Thomas Wayne Jackson. Wayne was blessed with six grandchildren Cheri Jackson (Charles) Molina, Patrick Jackson, Jackson Steenwyk, Remington Steenwyk, Monique Jackson, and Danielle Jackson. His most recent blessing was the birth of his first great-grandson, Chase Molina. Wayne is also survived by his loving brother, William Jackson; his adoring son-in-law, Keith Steenwyk; daughter-in-law, Adina Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was an avid workout buff, lifting every other day, walking and running on his off days. He retained an unparalleled level of physical health. His friends at Cali Fitness will sorely miss his humor and loyalty. He was well traveled - touring Africa, Australia, the Netherlands, Nova Scotia, Europe, South America, and the United States. He never missed an opportunity to help a stranger or a friend, and his altruistic behavior will be truly missed! He spent 47 years as a State Farm Insurance agent in Saginaw Township, and with his alluring personality, his career never dwindled. His family viewed their father/grandfather as an “immortal legend.” Wayne will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements will be determined at a later date due to quarantined family members and Covid-19 restrictions. The family wishes all to stay healthy! God bless.

Memories and messages for Wayne’s family may be left in their online guestbook at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.

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Lori Hoholik

December 7, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. I met Wayne several years ago at the Cali Fitness gym. Though I haven't seen him in a while, I recall how nice and fun he was to visit with. He always had a smile and a kind word to share. I was so sad to learn of his passing. Please know your family and friends are in my prayers. He truly was a special soul.

Rick Schaefer-Space

December 7, 2020

Wayne was a good friend of mine and many, many other people. He was a kind man with great integrity and always a had kind word to share. I always enjoyed our conversations and our exchange of life stories. In this day and age he is truly a man to admire. His family must be so proud to have shared life with him; I know Wayne was a blessing in my life. I miss him greatly and am very hopeful I will see him again. In closing, real greatness stems from how you live your life and the difference you make along the way; Wayne filled the shoes of greatness completely. I already miss you my friend as will so many others.

Barb Jerovsek

December 6, 2020

Wayne and I were together for the last three years. We had many things in common and enjoyed each others company. He was a loving and caring guy and very special. I will miss him and his phone calls when we were not together.
Barb Jerovsek

Evonne Koopmans

November 30, 2020

Your dad was a great friend an neighbor , he was always willing to give a hand or enjoyed coming over for social hour. I look across the street an take my walks by the house an can’t believe he is gone!

Wayne was so full of life, he an Mary Sue where such a nice addition to our riverside neighborhood, One blessing, he did not suffer a long illness an enjoyed his life almost till the end!

Gods love an blessing on you guys as you mourn his loss.

With sympathy an love,
Corky & Evonne Koopmans

Patti Krzyzaniak(Webb)

November 28, 2020

I have fun memories of Mr. Jackson, growing up as his neighbor. We had so much fun in our neighborhood. So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs Felicia and Tommy.

Christie Cliff-jacques

November 27, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing! He was a wonderful man and remained a great friend to my dad over the years ! Your family is in our prayers !
Love carol cliff and girls Lisa and christie

Al Brown

November 27, 2020

Wayne was one of a kind, he was always up beat and had a story to tell, everyone should have someone like Wayne in their life, I'm going to miss him. Al Brown

Phil Haney

November 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Wayne at Holy Family. Our son Paul, always enjoyed talking to him at the gym.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Deb and Phil Haney.

leo vespi

November 27, 2020

Wayne was a friend. Met him years ago at Cali Fitness. My son Cole and I would go out with Wayne to eat. several times. His personality was infectious and he was the social butterfly at the gym. He was a gentleman and a man of character. I could only strive to be more like him. We will miss you my friend. God bless you and your family.We will meet again.

Gerald Chapin

November 26, 2020

Felicia and Tom I was so sadden to hear about Wayne. He gave my my start at State Farm. He will alway be remembered by mert and I. He will forever be in my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY