Thomas F. Jackson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2008

FRANKLIN—Thomas Frederick Jackson, 71, died May 6, 2008, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1937 in Duluth, Minn., and reared in Grand Marais where he graduated from high school.

Mr. Jackson graduated from the U.S. Navy School of Music as a trumpet player and served in two Naval unit bands.

He enjoyed keeping in touch with his former band mates and was a charter member of the Navy Musicians Association. Mr. Jackson graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in accounting.

He worked at various positions in the financial field until his retirement from Franklin Equipment Company. After retiring, he began playing the harmonica and was invited to join the Virginia Harmonichords Quartet.

He was also an active member of the Cardinal State Harmonica Club having served as president and most recently as secretary.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 40 years, Helen Schug Jackson; his mother, Esther Olson Jackson; a sister, Helen Brock and husband, Bob; an aunt, Lucille Hunt; two nephews, Joe and John Brock; and his special friend and caregiver, Chet Foster.

He was predeceased by his father, Fred R. Jackson.

A memorial service with military honors will

be held at 11 a.m., June 7, at Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Charles Saglio officiating.

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