Ronal G. Jackson Sr, 77, of Elizabethtown formerly of Anna and South Elgin, IL, passed away at 4:54 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL.
He was born on December 4, 1943 in Anna, Illinois to Jewel Collin and Lucille (Barker) Jackson. He married Linda Rae Olson on December 8, 1962.
Ronal graduated from Dongola High School in 1962. He was a proud member Chicago Iron Workers Local Union 63 for 54 years. He worked on many of the buildings that graced the Chicago skyline including the Sears Tower. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and hanging out with his dogs Bella and B.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Olson) Jackson of Elizabethtown; sons, Ronal (Jeannie) Jackson Jr. of Elgin, IL and Randy Jackson of Elizabethtown, IL; grandchildren, Melissa Martens of Crystal Lake, IL, Brandon Martens of Gravois Mills, MO, Michael (Rosie) Martens of Oak Lawn, IL, and Ronal (Keli) Jackson III of Ashland City, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Fallyn Fricano, Journey Martens, Mia Martens, Teagan Roe, Shane Martens and Waylon Jackson; sisters, Doris (Wayne) Whiteside of Dongola, IL, and Pam (Jeff) Gee of Cartersville, IL; and brothers Gary (Linda) Jackson of Jonesboro, IL, and Roger Jackson of Anna, IL.
Ronal was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Hill of Anna, IL and Wanda (Barney) Smith of Freeburg, IL; brother, Richard (Virginia) Jackson of Joliet, IL and sister-in-law, Debbie Jackson from Anna, IL.
A visitation will be held on Thursday September 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Per Ronal’s wishes there will be no service. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will take place later at the American Legion Cemetery in Dongola.
Crain Funeral Home in Anna has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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