MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret.
June 13, 1946 - July 20, 2020
Scott Lewis
Courtney and Greg Olson
Zack Jackan
Peggy kaufman
Sam and Jessica Merwin
Joe and Suzy Nemmer
Ted and Karen Nielsen
Holly Pohlman
Ellen Parker
Bobbie Empey. Chris and Jeff’s aunt
Mark Gladfelter
Melanni Schwab
Light a Candle
Service
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
2331 East Lourdes Drive
Appleton, WI
Friday 7/24, 11:00 am

Although the Funeral Mass will be private, the Mass at St. Bernadette can be viewed either live or at a later time at this website.

MAJ Robert G Jackan, Ret. of Appleton, WI, passed away on July 20, 2020 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee from complications of COVID-19. Bob was born on June 13, 1946 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to Ignatius and Mary Jane Jackan. He attended St. Lawrence Catholic School in Wisconsin Rapids and…

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Ryan and Cindy Ferch left a message on July 26, 2020:
Jackans, We are so terribly sad about the passing of Uncle Bob. He was a great man and we will miss his loving presence at future Jackan gatherings. He has left a beautiful legacy in each one of you. We love you and are here for you. Love, Ryan, Cindy, Reagan, and Will
Rob and Betsy Sage left a message on July 25, 2020:
Dear Jackan family, What a beautiful service! Uncle Bob was such a kind and wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace having left this world truly better than he found it.
Scott Lewis left a message on July 24, 2020:
So Sorry for Loss for all the Jackan Family Members!
Joe and Melani Galarowicz left a message on July 24, 2020:
We just watched the service for Bob (your dad), and it captured his spirit perfectly! It was touching to have all of the family be a part of the mass. Dan/Terry's comments particularly caused us to smile and laugh and of course, cry. Bob and Terry were two of the first people we met when we moved here. Little did we know how lucky we were to be. We'll miss Bob, dearly. The world could use more people like him!
Courtney and Greg Olson left a message on July 24, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., Courtney and Greg Olson lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Zack Jackan left a message on July 24, 2020:
Uncle Bob you will be truly missed. You were always such a pleasant and respectful man. One of God's great children has finally gone home.
Wendy and Rich Brickner left a message on July 24, 2020:
Terry and family: All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing the wonderful tribute to a exceptional husband, father, grandfather and man. God bless all of you and many hugs are being sent your way Terry.
Josh Giese left a message on July 24, 2020:
Jackan and Hoepfner family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Bob from working with him for four years at the TimberRattlers, and I wish I could've gotten to know him better. Although short, my time with Bob will never be forgotten. Seeing how kind and happy he was everyday at work was a quick example to me just how wonderful of a person Bob was. Seeing him go out of his way to talk to people and really get to know them was something I'm sure a lot of us TimberRattlers employees won't forget. I only knew him for a short while but I could write pages about all the great moments I experienced with Bob. I offer my deepest condolences and may God bless your family.
Lyle and Jean Kothbauer left a message on July 24, 2020:
Many memories of washing dishes at Holy Cross with Bob. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Peggy kaufman left a message on July 24, 2020:
Our hearts are aching for you. God Bless you and we pray to help you find the strength you need to get through this life. I can’t find the words to properly pay respect to Your knight in aging armor.
Sam and Jessica Merwin left a message on July 24, 2020:
We are praying everyday. I'm so sorry that this happened. He was an amazing husband,father,grandfather and uncle. He will be missed deeply.
Chris March left a message on July 24, 2020:
Dearest Terry, Jen, Julie, Dan, and Mark. I'm sure after all these years, my dear brother Bob would never expect me to say I am speechless. But I am. There are no words to express my profound shock and sadness. Love, Chris and Family
Steven Jackan left a message on July 24, 2020:
The loss of this amazing man is only Heaven's gain. What a Brother to admire and emulate; What a Man who advised and mentored; What a Father who personified "Dad"; What a heartbreaking loss to all us. Rest well my Brother. We grieve for Terry and your amazing children. My love to you, and you will always be in my heart. Til we meet again. Brother Steve and Zack and Alex.
Joe and Suzy Nemmer left a message on July 24, 2020:
Bob was a kind soul and will be missed. Take joy in knowing he is in the hands of the lord.
Ted and Karen Nielsen left a message on July 24, 2020:
Terry we were so sorry to get the news we are praying for 🙏 your family in their time of sorrow God's blessings on you til you meet again in heaven again Love Ted and Karen
Holly Pohlman left a message on July 24, 2020:
Many thoughts and prayers are with your family always.
Ellen Parker left a message on July 24, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., Ellen Parker lit a candle
CYNTHIA Ann NIELSEN left a message on July 23, 2020:
Dear Terry, just wanted to share this with you, I still can picture you and Bob on your wedding day! You were beautiful and Bob so handsome in his uniform! Dave and I were so happy for you both! You just know when people are right for each other and you both just glowed. You and all your family will be in Dave and mine thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless, we love you❤ Dave and Cindy Ann Nielsen
Bobbie Empey. Chris and Jeff’s aunt left a message on July 23, 2020:
My prayers are with for during this horrendous loss to your entire family. My heart hurts for you all. Chris and Jeff are my niece and nephew and my heart hurts for your family and this tragic loss to you all. God bless you, Bobbie Empey [Chris’s mother, Kathie, is my sister.
Mark Gladfelter left a message on July 23, 2020:
RIP
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Melinda Lamoreaux left a message on July 23, 2020:
Paula and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending heartfelt sympathy to you.
Joseph & Jennifer Pacha left a message on July 23, 2020:
We want to extend our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Bob after his battle with CV-19. We hope that you have been able to take heart because of his courage and perseverance during that fight knowing that he battled hard; but this terrible disease knows no bounds. We hope that family and friends help you find comfort in their warmth and love. Many Blessings and Peace at this time. Jennifer & Joe
Michael Schmit left a message on July 23, 2020:
Terry and family, Our sorrow over your loss is immense. Having spent our formative years together at Holy Cross, I can say that Bob was one we looked up to. I feel privileged to be one of those whose life he touched. May God bless all of you and help you through this sorrowful time. I will be attending the service if technology permits.
Melanni Schwab left a message on July 23, 2020:
I will miss you Bob. You always had a smile and a story to share with everyone.
John Wissler left a message on July 23, 2020:
Paula...I was truly saddened to hear of your loss. Know that you and your family will be in our prayers. May God bring you peace and the consolation of knowing your brother is in a better place. God Bless, John Wissler
Ed Weyer left a message on July 23, 2020:
Terry, Jenni, Julie, Dan and Mark. Dianne and I have been privileged to be friends with Bob and your family for many years. I met Bob in 1960 when we entered the seminary together as high school freshmen. We spent eight years living under the same roof and received both our education and our formation together. Bob did himself proud. We are so profoundly sorry for your loss. May God bless you all with the grace to persevere and heal. Dianne and Ed Weyer
Rob Zerjav left a message on July 23, 2020:
From the entire Timber Rattlers organization, we give our sincerest condolences to the entire Jackan family. Bob was a friend and a welcome face at our ballpark for the past 23 years. He taught all of us so much and I can only imagine how many young people have been influenced by his work ethic and friendly way of teaching. I will always remember Bob as being thoroughly prepared. I am sure it was from his military background, but if we were ever out of any product at the stadium, we always knew Bob would have a backup 😊. Thank you for sharing Bob with us for all of these years and please let us know if we can ever return the favor.
Jim McGrath left a message on July 23, 2020:
Sending heartfelt condolences to Paula and her family during this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Uschi left a message on July 23, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., Uschi lit a candle
Kathie Cook left a message on July 23, 2020:
I am Chris’ mom. My heart hurts for your family. I am so very sorry you lost Bob.
Kim Fuller left a message on July 23, 2020:
To Paula and to all who loved Bob! I just wanted to reach out to you in this time. I know that so many times Paula comforted me and our WH Advance teams and wanted her to know we were thinking of her at this time. May you be comforted to know that you are surrounded with love. XO Kim Fuller
Joanne Hildebrand Drake left a message on July 23, 2020:
Paula, my heart goes out to you and your family. I never had the privilege of meeting your brother, but if you are any indication of your family’s personality, I imagine he was a tremendous person who loved this country and lived his life with great integrity and wonderful humor. Please know that I am praying for you.
Pastor David F. Pagel left a message on July 23, 2020:
How surprised I was to see Bob's obituary. We were next door neighbors in Wisconsin Rapids. We went to kindergarten together. I still have a picture of him and me on our first day of school. I was a pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran in Appleton for 22 years and did not know that Bob lived in the same city. I haven't seen or heard of him in over 60 years. May our Lord grant you peace.
Rose (Rody) Tillery left a message on July 23, 2020:
Dear Terry, Jenni,Julie,Dan, Mark, Broken hearted, tears, & disbelief of the tragic sudden loss of Bob due to vicious Covid virus. His earthly journey ended far to soon but he lived to make things better for family, friends, community. He was a kind loving man, husband, father, grandfather, brother. Cherish all your wonderful memories so time heals the brokenness. Bob has earned his “Heavenly Wings” is at his Eternal Rest because God knew what was best! RIP, Bob’s sister, Rose (Rody)
Dave & Marcia Zellmer left a message on July 23, 2020:
We are extremely saddened by the loss of Bob Jackan, Marcia's brother and my brother-in-law. We never know what life will bring us, and in this case, it is intense sadness coupled with the beautiful knowledge that Bob is with the Good Lord in his heavenly reward. I can't think of many people who are more deserving of entry into Heaven's Gate than Bob. I consider him a true friend as well as a relative. He always made me feel welcome in his home and in his life. I am a better person today for having known Bob and for being blessed to have him as part of my life. My grandmother always told me that everything happens for a reason. She said you might not understand it or like it, but there is a reason for it. Bob was part of my life for a reason, and for that I thank God. The reason he was taken is God's to know and ours to accept. Farewell my friend. I pray that we will meet again. May your family heal and continue to be blessed by God. Love, Marcia & Dave
Michele Ciske left a message on July 23, 2020:
Terry, My deepest sympathies in the passing of Bob. Always enjoyed seeing him sharing his talents at St. Bernadette's. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Michele Ciske
Lisa Wilken left a message on July 23, 2020:
Giving you honors and your Final Salute.
Andrew Nauss left a message on July 23, 2020:
Deep sympathies to the family of a great American. May he rest in peace.
Kasia Brodowicz left a message on July 23, 2020:
May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
NANCYRANDYREDLIN left a message on July 22, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., NANCYRANDYREDLIN lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kathy Lambeseder left a message on July 22, 2020:
Terry and family Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your wonderful husband. Take comfor he is with the Lord. May your memories help you during this difficult time
Dave Jackan left a message on July 22, 2020:
Bob has now entered into Eternal Rest. We know you were given the red carpet treatment upon your arrival by mom, dad, Ray, Carol, Brad and all the others who were there to greet you. As God said, "Well done, good and faithful servant." We will all miss you. All our love to Therese, kids and grandkids. Dave, Carol and our gang.
Mark & Deb Kwaterski left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially during these trying times. I always remember my parents trip to Germany to visit the both of you. They enjoyed that so much. They always had stories to tell of the fun time that they had. Wish we could be there for you! Mark
Mark & Deb Kwaterski left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially during these trying times. I always remember my parents trip to Germany to visit the both of you. They enjoyed that so much. They always had stories to tell of the fun time that they had. Wish we could be there for you! Mark
Laura Kwaterski Schomisch left a message on July 22, 2020:
Dearest cousin Terry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your husband, father and grandfather. And all the other roles that he played. Truly a life well-lived and gone way too soon! I am sending you loving thoughts, prayers and Hope as you face this time of sorrow and loss. Your loving cousin, Laura
Cousin Mary Anne left a message on July 22, 2020:
Terri, Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We hope the love of your large family will sustain you during this time of loss. Know that we are with you in spirit and love. Hugs from afar, Mary and Paul
Eva Rozycki & Steve Masarik left a message on July 22, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., Eva Rozycki & Steve Masarik lit a candle
Eva Rozycki & Steve Masarik left a message on July 22, 2020:
In memory of MAJ Robert "Bob" G. Jackan Ret., Eva Rozycki & Steve Masarik lit a candle
Michael Chase left a message on July 22, 2020:
Terry and family- I wish I could say something that would make things different. Bob was very special- the classmates at Holy Cross had a special bond. Bob was an integral part of that bond. I will be viewing the Mass on Friday on TV. I do hope when this covid 19 ends we can all get together and share our memories. All the family will be in our prayers. Judy and Mike Chase
Neil and Shari Johnson and Family left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our hearts go out to Terry and the family. Bob was a kind and gentle man and we will remember him fondly. He always had a big smile and something kind to say to others It was perfectly stated that he was a wonderful example on how to leave the world in a better condition than it was found. There is a place in heaven that is his reward for living the way he did. I do not think I could have been better said.
Margaret Flammang left a message on July 22, 2020:
Truly a family man, Bob will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to Bob’s family.
JOHN GUGERTY left a message on July 22, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to you all. Bob was a kind and decent person who left us too soon.
Bruce Jackan left a message on July 22, 2020:
Dear Terry, Jenny, Julie, Dan, and Mark, Our hearts are breaking for you and the tears flowing freely. He was a good man who made his part of the world better than he found it. In you, he has left a wonderful legacy. We hope that your great memories and the love of your family and friends bring you peace. Beth, Bruce, Charles, and Claire
Paula and Bill Trivette left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our words are few but our sympathy is great. Bob has earned his heavenly reward and we pray that we all will find peace in the days ahead.
Tessa Burghardt left a message on July 22, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers with the family during this difficult time ❤️
Lindsay Kray left a message on July 22, 2020:
What a beautifully written obituary that depicts perfectly the amazing person Bob was. I loved my summers at the ballpark working with him and his kids. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Guy Kwaterski left a message on July 22, 2020:
Terry I am so sorry for Bob’s passing. He was such a good guy. I remember him always being so busy helping get things set up and then taking charge of getting things put away at our family get togethers. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you! Love and hugs. Cousin Guy and Robin
Sheryl Stidham-Gebert left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our deepest sympathies on your loss--Bob was such a warm, kind presence in our neighborhood. He was always ready to help a neighbor with his snowblower or leafblower and our kids always were impressed with his elaborate Halloween costumes during trick-or-treating. He was such a Packers and Appleton East fan, and we always enjoyed seeing him at the Timber Rattlers games. He will be remembered with warmth and affection.
Randy and Nancy Wilz left a message on July 22, 2020:
So sorry Jackans. He was one of the best. Always a hi no matter how busy he was at East and the Timber Rattlers. He and Milt can talk baseball!
Cousin Evan left a message on July 22, 2020:
Our hearts break for our Uncle Bob and our thoughts and prayers lift up his family. We love you and we pray for you all in this terrible time.
Kathryn Chandler left a message on July 22, 2020:
Terry and family, our hearts go out to you during this sad and difficult time. Please know we all are praying for you. Bob was a great guy and will be dearly missed. Please take care of yourselves. Love and God Bless, Cousin Kathy
Amy Burghardt left a message on July 22, 2020:
A great man, did great works, raised a great family, leaves a great hole, and will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Terry, Jennifer, Julie, Dan and Mark from the Burghardt Family.
Charlie and Sharon left a message on July 22, 2020:
We Are Proud To Have Been Able To Call Bob, "Our Brother-In -law"! Bob was "The Google' Before there was "Google". Damn, He Will Be Missed! - Chaz and Sharon
RJ Muha left a message on July 22, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the entire Jackan family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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