Jeffrey E. Jackson

Jeffrey E. Jackson

January 12, 1950 – January 12, 2019

Jeffrey E. Jackson was born on January 12, 1950 in Kenosha, WI, and passed away on January 12, 2019 in Bradenton, FL.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jack E. Jackson; mother, Pauline; mother-in-law, Anita Donner.  He is survived by his wife, Heidi Donner Jackson; son, Joel E. Jackson; daughter, Jaime Wyant (Bret); grandchildren, Marin and Liam Wyant; father-in-law, Donovan R. Donner; sisters, Susie Costanzo (Sam) and Betsy Klemme (Steve); many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved Mastiff, Timmy and his cat, Stonewall Jackson.

An avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, Jeff graduated in 1968 from Westside High School, Omaha, and was a graduate of Kansas University and member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at KU.  He retired as CEO/President of American Laboratories in Omaha.

Jeff was a Blue Lodge Mason, Miloma #328, and a Scottish Rite Mason, 32nd Degree KCCH.  He was a proud Tangier Shriner for more than 40 years and served as Chairman of the Board (Potentate) in 2009. For many years he was a Tangier Shrine Clown, “Duffer,” and a member of the Corvette Club.  Jeff was also member of the Jester’s Omaha Court #19. Currently he was serving on the National Board of the Order of Quetzalcoatl.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by MASONIC SERVICE at 7pm by Miloma Lodge #328 AF & AM.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, Jan. 18th at 12noon at the West Center Chapel, followed by a celebration of his life at Tangier Shrine Center.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials suggested to Tangier Shriners; Tangier Transportation Fund; Shriners Hospitals for Children; or the Quetzalcoatl.



  • Ron & Laurie Jackson Posted January 13, 2019 7:26 pm

    May our Cousin Jeff rest in peace.

  • Andrew & Laura Borske Posted January 14, 2019 10:44 am

    Our hearts sank when we heard the news of Jeff’s passing. We know he is up in heaven helping children – maybe even putting on a clown show :). Our thoughts and prayer are with Heidi and the family.

  • Donna M Hadcock Posted January 14, 2019 11:22 am

    Greg and I offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of such a great man. He accomplished so many amazing things in his lifetime. Rest in peace Jeff.

  • Bill and Yvonne Nelson Posted January 14, 2019 12:53 pm

    Rest in peace, Ill. Sir Jeff. May God keep your memory alive for your family. Sincere condolences to Heidi.

  • Randy and Missy Grifffith Posted January 14, 2019 2:17 pm

    Prayers to Heidi and family. We will miss him dearly and will cherish the memories we’ve made . Love you Heidi

  • Patrick Calabro Posted January 14, 2019 3:07 pm

    One of God’s great servants has been called home. Look forward to seeing him again.

  • Jim & Marilyn Alessandro Posted January 14, 2019 6:39 pm

    RIP Illustrious

  • Juanita Henderson Posted January 14, 2019 7:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Jeff through the Shriners and he will be missed. Heidi I am close to you in Florida if you need anything.

  • Dan Campbell Posted January 14, 2019 7:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Heidi and Family. I always enjoyed flying Mr. Jackson and Heidi and he will be deeply missed. Thank you for the memories.

  • Kathy and Ed. hannell Posted January 15, 2019 5:29 am

    We didn’t know you long enough Jeffrey but we’re blessed with the 7+ years we did. We will miss you terribly in Panther Ridge. Blessings to Heidi and all the family.

  • Roger & Donna Mlady Posted January 15, 2019 6:13 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

  • Becky and Gary Unger Posted January 15, 2019 6:42 am

    He will be greatly missed. Remembering all the fun times we shared. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Donna Glowacki Posted January 15, 2019 6:57 am

    Heidi. My thoughts and prayers are with you now .

  • Donna Glowacki Posted January 15, 2019 6:59 am

    Thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

  • Ann Holden Posted January 15, 2019 8:26 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We were work colleagues and spent some enjoyable times together over the course of many years. Gob Bless your family and may your memories help you through this difficult time.

  • Barb &Bill Gray Posted January 15, 2019 8:51 am

    Heidi so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a wonderful thouhgtful man. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and his family. We aare in Florida so will miss the service and celebration but will have a glass of wine here for him.

  • Cathy Pasko Posted January 15, 2019 9:09 am

    Heidi, sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!❤️??❤️

  • Joe and Becky Hodges Posted January 15, 2019 12:29 pm

    Heidi – We are so very sorry for your loss. We lost a good man way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • John L Brown Posted January 15, 2019 1:08 pm

    His Brothers in Phi Kappa Psi are saddened.

  • David and Marcia Jacobi Posted January 15, 2019 1:10 pm

    Please accept our condolences on Jeff’s passing. He will always be remembers by our family as a good and kind friend and especially a great Brother!

  • Dan and Cindy Willson Posted January 15, 2019 2:23 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. May he do what he loves to do, take care of all the children up in Heaven. The the one that are not.Jeff will always be in our heart and you will always be there to carry on with his dream. Love you Heidi

  • JACK D KLINE Posted January 15, 2019 4:28 pm

    A kind person, and a good brother in Phi Kappa Psi at KU.

  • Jay and Linda Johnson Posted January 15, 2019 7:01 pm

    Heidi, we didn’t have much time to get to know Jeff very well but with the time we had we knew that he was a wonderful husband, father, son, Mason and Shriner. We know that he will be missed more than anyone knows and we will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Jeff for we shall all meet again.

  • Bob Pilling Posted January 15, 2019 7:09 pm

    Thoughts and prayers

  • William E Reid Posted January 15, 2019 8:09 pm

    RIP My Brother and Warrior.

  • Jane Keeling Baker Posted January 15, 2019 8:14 pm

    Susie and Betsy, I am so very sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. What a sad time for you all. Wonderful memories of when we were kids! He was amazing with his dedication to Shrine and Masons…such great organizations and part of our families legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Robert and Ellen Jackson Posted January 15, 2019 9:13 pm

    Rest in peace and heavenly love dear cousin.

  • Mark & Sheryl Bradbury Posted January 15, 2019 11:22 pm

    Our deepest sympathies in this time of sorrow and loss. Our prayers are with you and your family Heidi.

  • Tricia Dalman Posted January 16, 2019 12:54 am

    Heidi I an so sorry for your and the entire families loss. We showed Mastiffs together many years ago and I always enjoyed talking to Jeff at the shows. Condolences to all Jeff’s family and close friends.

  • Andrew & Brooke Webb Posted January 16, 2019 6:53 pm

    Sending our thoughts and prayers throughout this sad time for all the family. Jeff was a wonderful man with a fantastic sense of humour., he will be missed by his friends in Australia. Heaven has gained a new angel and I am sure he will be looking down upon us all keeping us safe.

  • Donnie Bowerman Posted January 18, 2019 9:58 am

    Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

  • Muriel Rada Posted January 20, 2019 3:41 pm

    I found a Christmas card from you today and then found out about Jeff. I am so so sorry I know you loved him so much. Please call me if I can be of any help at all anytime. 402-670-3080. With fond memories Muriel

  • Nick Taylor Posted March 12, 2019 9:44 pm

    So sorry to the family for this belated condolence….I was just searching for my recently deceased mother’s OBIT and was shocked to find Jeff’s. I was hired at American Labs many moons ago and Jeff always treated me well. RIP Jeff.

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