Jerald Raymond Jackson

October 21, 1947January 1, 2021

Jerald (Jerry) Jackson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73 on January 1, 2021 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. He was born October 21, 1947 to Rex and Delores Jackson in Sioux Falls, SD, grew up in Ulysses, Nebraska, graduated from Seward High School in 1965 and the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1969.

After serving in the Army, he worked briefly in farming and farm management but primarily worked in the banking industry, arranging and underwriting both farm and small business loans. He married Barbara Boone in Las Vegas, NV in 1980 and they resided in Sioux Falls, SD until 1985, when he relocated with his family to San Diego, CA. Upon retirement he and his wife enjoyed their family, their retired racing greyhounds, and they camped, cruised and traveled extensively. They permanently relocated to Newport News, VA in mid-2020 after living on both coasts for several years.

Jerry is survived by his wife, his daughter Laura (Michael) Houchins, Newport News, VA; and his sons Jeff (Christina) Jackson, Murrieta, CA and Rick (Kim) Jackson, El Cajon, CA; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (Dale) Kassmeier, Papillion, NE; Judy (Randy) Michel, Norfolk, NE; Beverly (Vitus) Schmidt, Nancy (Mike) Paul, and Pat (Steve) McCollister, Omaha, NE; and brothers, Rod Oertwich, Omaha, NE; Randy (Lori) Oertwich and Doug Oertwich, Pilger, NE; Russ Jackson of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-mother, Marceline, step-siblings Bill Oertwich and Sharon (Gary) Erickson, and an infant niece, Jennifer.

The Jackson family will be holding a service at Miramar national cemetery on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM and request any donations to be made to the Wounded Warriors in lieu of flowers.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Jerald Raymond Jackson

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