David Jackson, Gleason… age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023, with family by his side.
He took a job with the Wisconsin Conservation Department (later known as the DNR) working out of their Merrill office as a forestry technician, and spent the rest of his career there. At age 40 and while working full time, he took classes at Menard College in Merrill, and later commuted to the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he earned a degree in Forestry. He became a forester for the DNR, and later also served as deputy game warden.
Dave taught his two sons from a young age the value of forestland and its careful management. Dave will be remembered as a kind, gentle, positive, disciplined, thoughtful and loving father, husband, grandfather, and uncle and a loyal and caring friend. He passed along his deep love of nature and the outdoors to his family and his many friends.
Per David’s wishes, there will be a family celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Arbor Day Foundation, or a veteran’s charity of your choice.