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1976 Brian 2015

Brian Jackson

March 19, 1976 — November 22, 2015

Brian Earl Jackson Brian's love for the outdoors and adventure started at a young age. Born in 1976 and raised in Marshall, Wisconsin, Brian spent his early years competing in wrestling tournaments, exploring the woods surrounding his family's hobby farm, swimming in the nearby pond, and befriending wild animals. Brian attended UW-Platteville and received his BS in Agriculture. After a short time living in Loyal, Wisconsin, Brian and his four-legged best friend, Josie, packed up everything he owned and headed to Alaska.  The outdoors felt like home to Brian and he started his life in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Brian completed his Master's degree at UA-Fairbanks.  His hard work was evident in all he did, including building his own home in the outskirts of Fairbanks.  Brian was always planning a backwoods trip with friends or packing for his next adventure. Whenever he was skiing, hiking, floating or hunting in the backwoods of Alaska, he was the happiest and most content. He met the love of his life, Cassie Thacker (Neenah, WI) a middle school teacher in Fairbanks.  Brian and Cassie made a life together, while falling deeper in love with Alaska.  He married Cassie Thacker on July 26, 2014 at Kennicott Mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.   Brian was employed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land & Water-North Slope Team as a Natural Resource Specialist.   Brian is survived by his beloved wife, Cassie and is the beloved son of Gary Jackson (Kathleen Jackson) and Mary Ann Jackson (Kerry Denson), Wisconsin.  He is further survived by his brother, Nathan (Heidi) and sister, Danielle Butorac (Peter) and a niece, McKinley Jackson. Also step-siblings, Douglas (Christina) and Patrick Denson, Evan (Kattie Wollin) Starks,  Jessica Starks (Neal Doyle) and niece, Rylie Denson and nephew, Everett Denson.  Further survivors include his mother and father-in-law, Mike and Laura Thacker and sisters-in-law, Kelly and Erin Thacker.   Brian passed away on November 22, 2015 as the result of a hunting accident in WI.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Brian Jackson Memorial Fund c/o Farmers & Merchants State Bank, PO Box 660, Marshall, WI  53559.  Visitation will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Hall in Marshall, WI, on Saturday, November 28, 2015, from 10am to noon.  A Celebration of Life for Brian at noon, followed by a luncheon.  A later memorial celebration will be held in the spring, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Service

Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:00 PM
Holy Family Parish/St. Mary of the Navitiy
120 S. Beebe Street Marshall 53559, United States

Visitation

Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Holy Family Parish/St. Mary of the Navitiy
120 S. Beebe Street Marshall 53559, United States
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