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Robert "Bob" E. Jackson

October 8, 1943 May 12, 2019
Robert "Bob"  E. Jackson
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" E. Jackson

Robert “Bob” E. Jackson, 75, of rural Hillsboro, WI, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.

Robert E. Jackson, better known as Bob, was born on October 8, 1943, to Arthur and Viva (Stout) Jackson. He lived his early years in the Elroy and Kendall area and graduated from Royal High School in 1962.

September, 28, 1963, he married Cheri Burch. They had two children, Tammy (Steven) Novy and Rob (Becky) Jackson. Bob and Cheri ran the Mt. Tabor Bar from the early 1970’s until they parted company about 1985.

After that divorce he married an old nigh school sweetheart, Sharon Kleadhn. That marriage didn’t last very long, but he gained four kids in the process.

He married Judy (Krueger) Burch on January 24, 1990. They bought the Mt. Tabor Bar back and ran it for several years. In this marriage he gained two more kids, three more grandkids and several great-grandkids.

Bob loved life, he loved people, and he hated sitting home. He loved softball, snowmobiling, playing cards, tractor pulls and motorcycles! And did we mention, he hated sitting home.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy; three sisters, Violet Williamson, Bernice Hoppenrath, Evelyn Marshall; and all of his sister’s spouses; a great-granddaughter, Harley Starkey; his second ex-wife, Sharon; along with several nieces and nephews.

Bob is survived by his two children, Tammy (Steven) Novy and Rob (Becky) Jackson; a sister, Regina “Dena” Puhl; all six of his step children, Cheryl (Larry) Starkey, Ron Burch, Carrie, Kevin and Craig Kleadhn, and Kelly Resac; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many-many friends.

A Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4-6:00 P.M. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario, WI.

A celebration of life will immediately follow at River’s End Bar and Restaurant in Ontario.

The Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario will be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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4:00 PM 5/16/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/16/2019 6:00:00 PM
Ontario - Torkelson Funeral Home

720 Madison Street
Ontario, WI 54651

A Celebration of Life will be held at River's End Bar downtown Ontario immediately following the visitation.

Ontario - Torkelson Funeral Home
720 Madison Street Ontario 54651 WI
United States

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