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Loren Fred Jackson, 92 - July 02, 2015

Loren Fred Jackson, 92, of Hershey passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Cozad.
A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, July 7, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Ron Jay officiating. Inurnment was at the Gaslin Cemetery south of Brady.
Jackson was born May 19, 1923, to Fred William and Nellie Lister Jackson at North Platte where he grew up. He graduated from North Platte High School then went to work for different ranches in the area.
On May 28, 1944, he married Gladys Irene Johnson at North Platte. The couple farmed and ranched in the Brady and Paxton areas. He was also employed with Jim Lawler from 1966 to 1992.
He enjoyed doing what he did, working horses and cattle, according to family members. After retiring in 1992, he and his wife moved from the Paxton area to rural Hershey.
Jackson and his wife celebrated nearly 66 years of marriage when she passed away in 2010.
He was a champion horseshoe pitcher and a member of Platte Valley Horseshoe Pitchers. Along with pitching horseshoes, he loved to hunt, fish, garden and do wood working, the family said. He especially loved life and his family.
?Jackson was preceded in death by: his wife, Gladys; a son, Fred W.; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Jackson; a brother, John; two sisters—Lucille Callahan and Marie Stevenson; his parents, Fred and Nellie.
Survivors include: his children—James M. Jackson of North Platte and Catherine L. (Jeff) Dillehay of Lincoln; five grandchildren—Sean (Tracey) Jackson and Amanda (Dave) Leighton, all of North Platte, Brian Jackson of Sutherland, Jody (Jason) Kubicek of Waco and Jeff (Tawnya) Jackson of Cozad; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Hodo of LaHarpe, KS; his brother, Clarence Jackson of North Platte; cousin, Bob (Valarie) Jackson of Maxwell; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
A memorial has been established.