Obit: Donald Jackson


Donald R. Jackson, 91, of Moscow died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at the Wilton Retirement Community. Private family visitation and services will be held. Interment will be held in Hastings, Nebraska at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City at in his memory. Online condolences may be left at

Don was born in Hastings, Nebraska on June 1, 1928 to Lloyd and Martha May (Lau) Jackson. He graduated from Hastings High School and the rest of his formal education was in Nebraska. Don married Lois L. Clark on Dec. 27, 1949 in Hastings, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2007.

Don worked for J.M. McDonald Company, Bowen Explosives and retired from Wendling Quarries in 2001, after 39 years of service. He was a 65-year member of Masonic Lodge #61, Lexington, Nebraska and a member of KAABA Shrine for 50 years. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and sprint car racing. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his daughter Kerri (Jim) Swiniuch and their children: Christian and Faith Swiniuch of Tucson, Arizona and his son David (Diane) Jackson of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and their children: Rusty Brown and Stacie Brown, son-in-law Taylor Heidenheim of Tucson, Arizona and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, daughter Deborah Heidenheim, and granddaughter Jennifer.