Hiliners61 Communication Team

Our 2010 reunion (50th Year celebration held during our 49th year since graduation) created a "Hiliners 61 Communication Team." This sub-committee continues to provide information and connections for you and all of our classmates. It's our gift to each of you and to ourselves as we enjoy our interactions with classmates as they contribute stories, ideas, news items and words of encouragement. We urge each of you to send us emails and/or place comments on the blog. - Barb (Sheppard) Lang, Diane (Sauer) Hughes, Larry Gauper and Ron Morsch - Email addresses for communication team members are available on the ABOUT THIS BLOG page. Click to it on the right side of this screen. NOTE: If you're viewing this on a smart phone and you can't see the Remembrance List or the "bios" on the right side of the screen, scroll to the bottom of the site (on your phone) and click on "VIEW WEB VERSION."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Classmate Daniel Jackson passes away

Daniel John Jackson - recent photograph
We were saddened to hear of the loss of our former classmate (VCHS - 1961) and friend, Dan Jackson. Dan was born on April 6, 1943, in Lehigh, Iowa, and grew up in Valley City (ND). He passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the city where he lived, Wichita, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl, children Jessica and Patrick, a brother, Robert (Victoria), a sister, Judith; nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends.
Dan - from 1961 Sheyenne Yearbook
He graduated with an education degree from Valley City State University and taught for a few years in Rolette, ND, before moving to the state of Washington. Dan contributed his bio to Diane's 50th anniversary booklet and the bio is posted on this blog. To read it, click here.

According to his obituary:  "He took a long bicycle trek to Oregon where caught a ride with a relative going through Kansas. After stopping in Wichita, he worked as a chemist at Cessna and later own the A & E Analytical lab.

"He loved to travel, watch movies and was very involved in his children's lives. He was a loving song, husband, dad, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed. The funeral was held on September 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover, Kansas."

God bless the memory of Daniel Jackson. Our condolences and sympathy to Sheryl and their entire family. -  LG 9-12-2017

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