Darold William Jackson

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March 28, 1935 - February 23, 2019
Born in Kansas City, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Darold William Jackson, of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Helen (Mimi) Jackson for 56 years; cherished son of the late Emil and Bernice Jackson; devoted father of Marie (Joseph) Brahm, Denise (Jeffrey) Ford, and Nancy Jackson; loving grandfather of four grandchildren, Trevor, Phillip, Melissa and Lucy.

Darold received his chemical engineering degree at Northwestern University, with a master’s degree from Washington University. Darold’s 43year career at Monsanto Company ranged from Manufacturing to Information Systems.  In a relocation to Belgium Darold served as Director of Management Information Systems and created Monsanto’s Customer Service and Distribution system for Europe and Africa.  Upon returning to the United States, Darold became Director of Planning and Distribution Systems.

Always interested in education, Darold served on the Clayton School Board, Washington University, and taught at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  With his wife, Mimi, he created the Lewis & Clark Museum in St. Charles in 1985. When Darold retired he became the first president of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, a living history group using life-size replicas of the Lewis and Clark boats to teach American history programs throughout the country. In 2003 Darold was instrumental in merging the Lewis & Clark Museum and the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles to build the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum on the St. Charles Riverfront.

As a longtime member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, memorials may be made in Darold's honor to St. Vincent DePaul Society- St. Peter Parish in St. Charles or to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.

Darold was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Steve P Staebel February 26, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Mimi- We are so saddened to hear of Darold’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Steve and Marian Staebel

  2. Carol F Shoptaugh February 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Mimi and family,
    John and I are thinking of you at this time of loss. You and Darold were always so kind and loving to our family in our times of loss. We hope that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories of times shared and that the love of family and friends bring you comfort. Sending you much love.
    John Dengler and Carol Shoptaugh

  3. Marilyn Geery February 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    We hold your hands in Love and softly cradle you in our arms of Prayer!

  4. Larry Dyer February 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Darold was a good friend and always helping others. We will miss him!
    Larry Dyer of Militia de San Carlos

  5. Jim Davis February 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Mimi, I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly recall lovely conversations with both of you during my years running Christmas Traditions and when I had my store on south Main. May his memory be a blessing.

    With much love and respect,
    Jim Davis

  6. Kim Seitzinger February 27, 2019 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Nancy and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Cindy and John Saparito February 27, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

    You are forever in our hearts, Darold.
    Looking forward to our reunion in Heaven!
    You are finally home, resting in God’s love and peace. May God bless your soul.

  8. Sandy Mudd Christophel February 27, 2019 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Mimi,sending you deepest sympathy,love and prayers.you are very much in my thoughts.

  9. Main Street Gym February 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. We at Main Street Gym loved having Darold as an active member. He will certainly be missed. We wish you the best.

  10. Penny Pitman February 28, 2019 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Darold was a good man who did much for the community.

  11. Kelly KamperButler February 28, 2019 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Nancy and Family, Sending love and hugs. ❤️

  12. Margaret Miller March 1, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    candle 7A saintly man.
    May you rest in God’s love and peace.

  13. Gail Zumwalt March 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Mimi, it is a true heartbreak for you and my prayers go up for peace and love as you go through this cycle of life and loss. He was a pillar and you shared that together over all these years. May you find solace in that you both did so much together as a team and shared so much in life. Bless you and all you have done and the love you have shared.

  14. Dr. Gregg S. Sartorius March 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    One of the most humble and helpful people I’ve ever met. Darold was the catalyst to funding the Bicentennial and getting the Boathouse out of debt. A true friend and commarade in arms to the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. You will be missed!

  15. Mary Fran Rash March 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Mimi – I was saddened by the loss of Darold. You two were so kind to me at the bookstore. You always supported me and my efforts at the bookstore. There was never a better landlord than the two of you. He was such a wonderful supporter of the Main Street merchants and especially Lewis and Clark and all the history we have here.
    I will keep you in my prayers and often think fondly of Darold.

  16. Joe and Nancy Linhares March 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sad to have this news. I always had fond memories of Darold as a gracious and happy man.

    I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed.

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