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Kenneth E. Jackson

Born: Fri., Dec. 19, 1947
Died: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Location: Brosmer-Kemple Chapel

Funeral Ceremony

1:00 PM Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Location: Brosmer-Kemple Chapel

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Kenneth E. Jackson, 69, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 25th, 2017 in West Baden Springs, Indiana.

He was born in French Lick, Indiana on December 19th, 1947 to Clellon Jackson and Wilma “Belcher” Campbell.

Ken married the love of his life Mary Dukeman on April 11th, 1970 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Ken was a 1965 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a member of the Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union.

Ken served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War with the 9th Infantry Division, the Mobile Riverene Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sgt.

He retired from INDOT as Survey Operations Manager in the Vincennes District.

Ken is survived by:

Wife Mary Jackson West Baden Springs, Indiana

Mother Wilma Campbell West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Daughter Jolie Painter Jasper, Indiana

(2) Brothers Robert Jackson Sulphur Springs, Texas
James Jackson West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Sister Dianna Smith Huntingburg, Indiana

(1) Granddaughter Payton Painter Jasper, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Mike Newland at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana.

Friends may call Sunday, August 27th, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ken to the UC Health Foundation, Attn: Diana Hatfield, Business Manager, 3200 Burnett Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229 or online at for the UC Cancer Institute.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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Debby Gilliatt
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
May the light of God be with the family of Kenny. He was a considerate and faithful man. I will keep him and his family, siblings and mother always in my heart.

Randall L. Phegley
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
A very nice gentleman to work with at INDOT these many many years. May the Lord now watch over you and keep you. You are out of pain my dear fellow colleague.
Randy Phegley, District Traffic Investigations Engineer

Calvin Parrott
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Sincere condolences to Mary, Jolie, and all his family and friends. Rest in peace buddy.

Rachel Dean
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Ken was a good friend for nearly 50 years. Will be missed forever.

Terry (Doc) Livingston
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Ken was my Supervisor/Mentor and my friend. He was a Surveyor that was respected among his peers in our profession. In his forty-nine plus years at INDOT, his work ethic set the bar so high that we are still trying to reach it. I don't know that we ever will.
I will be forever grateful for the time we spent together. There are so many great things that I could say regarding this man. I'll just say this. My life is better having know Ken as my friend. You will be missed. You won't be forgotten.

Lonnie Ratliff
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Kenny was a childhood friend. He will really be missed. He was such a great guy.

Albert B/ Moore
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
The Mobile Riverine force Association is sad to hear of the passing of fellow
Brother of the Vietnam War Member Kenneth E. Jackson (B-4 3rd/47th)
Riverine Infantry 9th Infantry Division Vietnam. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family Kenneth was a good Soldier and good man and he will be missed by all his brothers of the Mobile Riverine Force Association.
Army and Navy. May our Brother Kenneth Rest in Peace in Gods Hands.

Albert B. Moore

Ron Cox
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Ken your work here is through but you may have to lay out your own space in heaven as its gotten a little crowded lately. Truly a life to be celebrated! Condolences to the family.

Terry Duncan
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Mary Jolie and family - sending hugs and love. A life well led. Praying that you have the peace and comfort of our Lord during this time.

Terry and John

Eric Banschbach
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017


With Heartfelt Condolences The INDOT Survey Family

Jeff Elkins
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Kenny was a great neighbor for my mom and dad for many years, made me feel better with him next door, thanks Kenny, Rest In Peace my friend...

Jerry Roach
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Ken was one of the nicest men I have ever met. While I was growing up in the Hillham Church Ken was always positive, went out of his way to help anyone he could and to give you a pat on the back when something positive was done. He and Mary were always on the southwest corner of the Springs Valley gym during games and you knew you could look up at him for a look of reassurance.

Mary and Jolie, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jason Brown
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Ken was a co-worker and I greatly enjoyed working with him. I have the utmost respect for Ken. I am saddened for his family.

Elvis and Pamela Nelson
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Love, prayers, and sympathy for Ken's family!! Sorry to hear of Ken passing away!!

Donald "Mo" Mohid
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
When I think back over the 25+ years of knowing Ken and working with him I remember his dedication to detail in everything he did and he always gave his best in everything he did. He served his country he served his state with distinction and honor, he was almost always the first person in and the last person out. He loved life and people, he was a great story teller, teacher, and most of all a good friend.
This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
Let his life be an example to those that witnessed his journey. We have all been blessed to have known Ken, he battled cancer head on and may have lost this battle but has won out in being called home to be with his make and live in eternal peace. I pray that that same peace cover the family in this time of need and the days to come. Know that Ken suffers no more and he is being rewarded for his faith and works.

Susie Gilbert
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Wilma so sorry for your loss.

   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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