John F. Jackl

John F. Jackl, 74, of Fond du Lac was born into eternal life on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born on March 3, 1946 in Manitowoc, WI, the son of Harold and Barbara (Fabera) Jackl. On May 27, 1972, John entered into holy matrimony with his love, Margaret (Margie) M. Gibeault, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Two Rivers, WI. Those left behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 48 years, Margie: his two sons, Casey John and Jesse Thomas (Aubrey Neumann); his two grandchildren, Nicholas Thomas and Courtney Lucy: and his sister, Mary L. Jackl.

John was known to be a kind, caring, generous, and thoughtful man who always put others first and had a signature sense of humor that was a brand of its own. His priorities in life were being a wonderful husband, taking care of his family, and doing his best to make everyone around him happy. He was a proud father who took great pleasure in his son’s achievements in school, sports, and life.

John was an elementary school teacher for 30 years in the Fond du Lac School District. He enjoyed many activities, including golf, fishing, basketball, softball, bowling, collecting coins, cooking, and coaching his son’s sports teams. He was known to be quite skilled in the kitchen and had many specialties, including stuffed shrimp, a favorite of his daughter-in-law. He would spend summers taking fishing trips to northern Minnesota with his sons and travelling around Wisconsin with his wife to watch his sons play basketball-a sport for which he had a special love. One of his most beloved activities was watching his sons play basketball from elementary school on up through college. He often took his family to Brewer games, to Noah’s Ark Water Park, and camping at Point Beach State Park.

At the age of 55, John retired and spent the past 20 years enjoying time his family and friends. He loved taking drives around the state and car trips across the country with his wife. He enjoyed playing cards with his wife and friends, going to the cabin up north, and spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He spent the past few summers watching grandchildren go on rides at Bay Beach as he had done decades earlier with his own boys. He passed his love of cardplaying to his grandson Nicholas this past year teaching his first card game-War. Most recently he was able to meet his eldest son Casey’s significant other, Stephanie, get a few rounds of golf in with his boys, and spend a lot of extra quality time with his wife and best friend, Margie. He was truly blessed with many great years with his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.