Kenneth "Ken" L. Jackson

July 2, 1925August 24, 2011

Kenneth L. “Ken” Jackson, 86, of Monroeville, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at New Haven Care and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. He was born July 2, 1925 in Larwill, Indiana to the late Ralph and Ada May (Wallace) Jackson. Ken retired from Prison Fellowship in 1995 and he also then worked as an associate pastor at Waynedale United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW after serving in the U.S. Navy, Optimist Club, and was a board member of Allen County Jail Ministries. Ken enjoyed collectable cars, flying planes, bowling and in his younger years he was a prize winning Golden Glove boxer. Surviving are his wife, Frieda Key Jackson of Monroeville; children, Tamyra R. Jackson of Fort Wayne, Gregory A. (Robin) Jackson of Helena, Montana, Kevin L. (Nikki) Jackson of Fort Wayne, and Kenna L. Jackson of Fort Wayne; siblings, Argyle Jackson of Indianapolis, Hullita Carey of Warsaw, Wanita Cousins of Golden, Colorado, and Thomas Jackson of Syracuse, IN; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife Betty Lou Jackson in 2000; sister, Bernice Burns; and brothers, Harry and Estel Jackson.

Memorial service will be on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street, Fort Wayne, IN. with two hours of visitation prior to service. Preferred memorials are to Allen County Jail Ministries.


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    Sunday, August 28, 2011


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Patricia Parr

September 7, 2011

I have known Ken for a number of years. He will be so missed. I loved running into him, he was always smiling, and had a kind word for everyone. He was such aan example of God's love in this world. May you all feel Gods arms enfolding you and bringing you comfort at this difficult time. Patrica Parr

Alvin & Marilyn Hutchins

September 2, 2011

Frieda and Family, We always enjoyed seeing you and Ken around Waynedale. He was such a pleasant, friendly man and he will be missed. God be with you.
Marilyn and Alvin Hutchins

Marty Angelo

September 1, 2011

My heartfelt condolences. Ken really helped me back in 1981 when I was serving time in Lexington, KY. He picked me to attend a Washington seminar which started me out on my relationship with Prison Fellowship. Years later I became a staff member and had this photo taken at one of our staff conferences. I don't know where I would have wound up had it not been for Ken and also Eddie and David who also later helped me and appear in this picture. Ken was a great guy and will forever remember him. Thank you, Ken from the bottom of my heart.

Marty Angelo

September 1, 2011

Larry Ray

August 29, 2011

To Ken's family,
I was the United Methodist District Superintendent in the Fort Wayne District, 1996-2004. I have many fond memories of working with Ken and hearing of his sincere witness for our Lord. We enjoyed several lunches together. He was a big man with a big heart, with big hands, and with a firm handshake. Genuine in his personality and always caring for others. I found it a privilege to work with him.

Larry and Mary Feldhahn

August 28, 2011

Dear Frieda and Family,
Words cannot express our condolences. Ken was a very special Godly man who blessed my life while I worked for PF/MN. His calls always brought joy and cheer – and we needed that doing the Lord’s work with inmates. He’s with Jesus now and it will be his first Sunday in heaven’s church. Praise God!! May the Lord enfold you in his loving arms and comfort you and your family as only He is able, now and in the days ahead.
Grace and Peace, The Feldhahns

Tyler Knoll

August 28, 2011

Aunt Nikki and Uncle Kevin, I am very sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love You


August 27, 2011

Nikelle & Kevin, Charlie and I are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep and share all your good memories and he will always be close.

August 26, 2011

Tamyra, Just wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear of your father's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and Judy Dettmer

August 26, 2011

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.

Rick Blain