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Sunday September 23rd, 2018
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Monday September 24th, 2018

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Elden "Drexell" Jackman

Elden “Drexell” Jackman, age 91, entered into eternal rest on September 20th, 2018 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.


He was born in Martin County to Merl and Gertrude “Hawkins” Jackman on November 18th, 1926.


Drexell married Ruth Wininger on September 7th, 1947 and she preceded him in death on March 1st, 2012.


He was a 1945 graduate of Shoals High School, proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in the Military Police, was a member of Beechwood Christian Church and French Lick American Legion Post 76 for over 70 years. He was an avid golfer and volunteer at the food pantry for 30 years.


Drexell was employed at Texas Eastern from 1950 to 1985 when he retired as station operator.


He was also preceded in death by his parents, (5) Brothers, (3) Sisters, and (1) Son - Doug.


Drexell is survived by


(1) Son                                                 Dan Jackman (Karen)                         French Lick, Indiana


(1) Daughter                                       Susie Jackman                                    French Lick, Indiana


(1) Daughter-in-law                            Deborah (Knabel) Jackman                Venice, Florida


(5) Grandchildren                               (9) Great-Grandchildren                    (1) Great-Great-Grandchild



A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Neil Kenyon at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 24th, 2018 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana with interment following in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana with Military Graveside Rites.



Friends may call Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 24th from

10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Food Pantry.


Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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My condolences to Dan, Susie and the entire extended family of Drexell. Its been many years since I visited the family. I believe it might have been 1967 when Dan I was in the Air Force and before we spent time together in Vietnam. The entire Jackman family has always been dear to the Johnson family. Sincerely, Rick & Sally Johnson.

The Ben Johnson Family Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on September 21, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

All our thoughts and prayers go out to my Great Uncle Drexel's family and friends.
May you find peace in the coming days.
All my love,
Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Elden Jackman. There will come a time when death and mourning will be no more. (Revelations 21:3,4) This is what our loving God, Jehovah has promised. We have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29) May those verses bring you some comfort in your time of mourning.

Marie Mile Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

I so enjoyed my visits with Drexel as I served as interim pastor of Beechwood Christian Church. Drexel loved the Lord and enjoyed serving Him. May God bless your family as you celebrate Drexel's life and morn his loss.

Rev. Linda Presley Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM