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Robert "Rob" Jackson

Robert "Rob" Jackson

November 30, 2019

Robert J. Jackson, 72, of Bloomer, WI, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire after a hard fought 11 -year battle with cancer.

He was born February 27, 1947, in Chippewa County, WI, the son of George and Bernadine (Gilles) Jackson.  Rob graduated from Cadott High School and attended college at Mount Senario in Ladysmith.  On August 8, 1970, he married Nancy Hartman at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jim Falls. 

Rob and Nancy had two children, Jill & Traci.  He worked as teacher at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Bloomer, Mc Donell Catholic High School in Chippewa Falls, and Cornell High School.  During many summers, Rob worked as a Park Ranger at Lake Wissota State Park and Brunet Island.  In addition, he coached baseball and football.

Rob loved attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.  He was an avid Brewer, Packer and Badger fan and liked golfing with his friends and having Friday breakfast with the “crew” at Bohemian Ovens.  Spending time at the hunting camp with his dad, brothers, & nephews was always something he looked forward to.  He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and served as a volunteer with Bloomer Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels.

Rob is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy; two daughters, Jill (Mark) Bergh of Bloomer, and Traci (Jeremy) Goulet of Chippewa Falls; five grandchildren, Madilyn & Karsten Bergh, and Owen, Halle, & Emme Goulet; his parents, George & Bernadine Jackson of Cadott; eight siblings, Jim (Linda), Steve (Joan), Joe (Linda), Bill (Peggy), George Jr (Jami), Tom (Sabrina), Maryann (John) Creaser, and Lori (Mike) Bruhn; many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father Victor Feltes celebrating the mass.  Burial will immediately follow at St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery, Bloomer.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer and again one hour prior to mass at church on Thursday.  A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Family was everything to Rob.  Nothing put a bigger smile on his face than spending time with his wife, girls & grandkids.  He will be forever missed.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer and again one hour prior to mass at church on Thursday. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

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None Specified - Please deliver all flowers to the funeral home by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.


  • Bob Tenley I hardly know where to begin with the memories I have of Bob, a mentor but more than that, a good friend.

    My condolences to the Jackson family.

    one of three Bobs that taught together at St, Paul's school..

    December 13 at 12:28pm

  • Thomas Petska So sorry for your loss. Rob was always so easy to talk to. I really enjoyed our time together on the annual fishing trip. He especially enjoyed talking about his grandchildren.

    December 5 at 7:39pm

  • Roberta (Nadeau) Boleng I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of Rob; driving around the campground at the island looking for deer. But most was when the windows were open on warm nights and I could smell his pipe. He will be greatly missed. Take comfort in knowing his suffering is done and he is with the Lord. God bless.

    December 5 at 7:31pm

  • Kristi Huset Nancy, Jill, and Traci and families,

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Jackson. I'll never forget when he was my principal at St. Paul's School. He was a remarkable educator that truly cared about his students! Mom always talked fondly of having him as her boss.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Matt and Kristi Huset Family

    December 4 at 5:50PM

  • Ken and Delores Lafaive Sorry for your loss of a husband, father, son. Bob and I went to school together in Cadott. He was always a kind and friendly gentleman, He will be missed.

    I know He has suffered a long time, He is at peace now.

    December 4 at 3:15PM

  • Shirley and Greg Dowling We just heard your sad news and want you to know our thoughts and sympathies are with you. I had the privilege of teaching with Rob at St Paul’s School and have many happy memories of those days. His caring, compassionate nature, and devotion to his students benefited them as well as us working with him. He will be sadly missed by many.

    December 4 at 1:35PM

  • Judie and Jim Hagen We are so very sorry to hear of our dear cousins passing. So many fond memories of all the get togethers
    Growing up. This is the time when we regret living so far away that we will not be able to attend the funeral but please know our hearts are with you and we cherish the wonderful memories we have . Sending love and prayers to you Nancy and all of your beautiful family. Jim and Judie Barrington Hagen.

    December 4 at 9:13AM

  • Randy & Kay Wilson Our hearts were so sad to hear that Rob had passed away. Our deepest sympathy to Nancy, Jill and Tracy's families. Rob was an inspiration to all of us. We will always remember what a great neighbor and friend. So glad we were able to have dinner together this summer. Thinking of you

    December 3 at 11:19PM

  • Jerry and Mary Broderick It is with heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Rob. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family, sending prayers and blessings,. We met Rob and his wonderful wife and children when he worked at Brunet Island and we vacationed there for many years. Always and cheerful and lovable man and a real joy to see him each year. We were blessed to again meet with Rob and Nancy this past summer and spend some special time with them. May he rest in the peace of God and have a special place in our hearts to remember him.

    December 3 at 8:43PM

  • Dr Jerry Pecha I called my son in Colorado and told him, Rob Jackson died. He said I don't know a Rob Jackson. I said he was a teacher at St Pauls. He said oh you mean Mr. Jackson. Rob was the kind of guy you felt good calling him Mr. Jackson. We are going to miss you at breakfast and on the golf course. You have our condolences.

    December 3 at 7:46PM

  • Mary Jo Bischel I'm so sorry for your loss. I just can't believe it. What a nice guy and sweet grandpa.

    December 2 at 7:19PM

  • Bob Spurlock Nancy, Jill and Traci,
    I'm terribly sorry to hear of Rob's passing. Rob left me a wealth of happy memories - teaching, coaching, occasionally complaining about both, and enjoying the annual last-day-before-Christmas-vacation beer (or 6). I'm sure everyone whose life Rob touched has happy memories of him. It was a privilege to teach, coach and just shoot the breeze with Rob, and I'll never forget him.

    December 2 at 2:49PM

  • Tim S. Mr. Jackson was my history teacher at Cornell High School in the 2000s. He was charismatic, knowledgeable, and above all, dedicated to his students. He taught with passion, and treated his students with kindness and respect. His leadership made us better people.

    Mr. Jackson brought a lot of light into this world, and he will be fondly remembered.

    December 2 at 12:13PM

  • Page and Denny Stevens Dear Nancy, Jill and Tracy,
    We are so very sorry to read of Rob’s passing. He fought courageously and with such a positive attitude. We’ll remember our days at Brunet together and especially last summer’s get together. Rob said (with a wry smile) he regretted “he’d have to give up going on the senior golf tour”.

    We regret we are unable to attend the funeral, but join the mighty chorus of those who will sing his praises. He was a wonderful, compassionate man and we were blessed to know him.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Page and Denny Stevens and family

    December 2 at 10:37AM

  • Todd Bohl My condolences to the Rob Jackson family. Mr. Jackson was a great teacher and coach while I went to St. Paul's School. While in High School at Bloomer I had run into him a couple of times and he always had time to say hi and to talk for a few minutes.

    December 2 at 9:38AM

  • Tammy Wick (Hetzel) My sincere condolences to Mr. Jackson's family. He was one of my favorite teachers at St. Paul's Catholic School. Always so kind and a fantastic teacher and mentor, instilling a lifelong love of learning in me and eventually when I became an educator too. Wonderful memories of those days and his kindness to me and my family throughout the years that I will always cherish. Offering prayers and wishing peace to him and his family.

    December 2 at 8:10AM

  • Carolyn Peloquin Nancy, Jill and family, Traci and family - words can not express how very sorry I am for your loss and for the loss of those of us that were fortunate enough to call Rob a friend. A big part of why I stayed in education was the 10 years that I taught with Rob. He was a great mentor, an exceptional teacher and an amazing friend. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. I am in Florida until Friday so I will not be able to come pay my respects but know that I will be thinking about you all at this difficult time and you will be in my prayers.

    December 1 at 11:20PM

  • Holly I would like to send my sympathy and prayers to the family of Mr. Jackson. He was my history teacher in Cornell in the 1990's. He was one of the kindest, most understanding teachers I had. May your family find peace during this time of sorrow.

    December 1 at 10:05PM

  • Clifford G Koehler I always enjoyed Mr. J when he was a teacher in Cornell and later in life when we could visit. Sorry to hear about his passing. He was a Great teacher and memtor. He will be missed by many.

    December 1 at 9:54PM

  • Robbyn Schirmer Thoughts and hugs to the family.
    Mr Jackson was my favorite teacher! I can still hear him saying, “If you just try a little, you’d be surprised what you can get done” I wasn’t much of a student, and didn’t appreciate him as much as I should at the time, but 20 years out of school now and I still think about some of the things he said to me and he always held a special place in my heart.
    He will he missed by many!

    December 1 at 9:40PM

  • Paul Melville One of my all-time favorite teachers! Also one of the best people I ever met! Thanks coach for teaching us and coaching us on the field! We are all better people for having me you! Prayers, love and hugs to your loved ones.

    December 1 at 9:08PM

  • Debra Sivula Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Rob. We will be keeping him and your family in our prayers!!! Debra (Roth) Sivula

    December 1 at 8:35PM

  • Michael Hartman Nancy, Jill and Traci, my deepest sympathy . Wish I was closer so that I could express myself in person. He was really good guy and a wonderful man. Michael Hartman.

    December 1 at 8:05PM

  • Joshua Baker Your husband and father was a fantastic history teacher in Cornell and was also my high school baseball coach. I have a lot of great memories of him. I would also like to send my condolences for my uncle Greg Baker and aunt Janie Baker as they are in Florida for the winter. He will be truly missed

    December 1 at 7:41PM

  • Barbara Matott Oh Nancy and family I am so sorry. I think of all the good times we had on the south side. The girls were little and loved seeing you and Rob. Sending love and prayers. Barb Matott.

    December 1 at 7:37PM

  • Kathy Steinmetz Nancy, Jill and Traci,
    Your Dad will always be in my prayers. He was a wonderful teacher at St. Paul’s Catholic School. I will always remember his smiles and thoughtfulness given to others. May he Rest In Peace.
    Kathryn Steinmetz (Bowe)

    December 1 at 6:15PM

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