St. Francis mourns the loss of a member of it’s senior leadership

Scott JacksonScott Patrick Jackson was born on February 20th, 1961, in Duluth, Minnesota. He was the son of John and Helene (Moran) Jackson, the sixth born of eight children. Scott was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his Catholic faith.   Scott attended college at the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University, from where he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a masters in gerontology.   Scott excelled in his career as a nursing home administrator – his professional colleagues spoke highly of him as a fair, decisive leader and hardworking team member. Most recently, Scott stood as Vice President of Senior Services at Saint Francis Health Services. As Director of Projects he dedicated 10 years of his career to construction of state-of-the-art care centers and assisted living centers in Aitkin, Duluth, Thief River Falls, Morris, Zumbrota, Hibbing and other cities. Previous to his time with St. Francis, Scott worked as an administrator for Sholom Home West, Walker Southview, Walker Methodist Health Center and Central Health Care. Scott is remembered by the senior care community for his quick wit, inexhaustible humor, and personable nature. Scott left peacefully on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at age 54, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Vicki and children – Jenna and Brian Kirk, Dylan and Lindy Jackson (Drake Burri, special friend) – as well as brothers Dave (Brenda) Jackson, Michael Jackson (Denise Swenson, special friend), Steve (Kathy) Jackson and Mark (Mary) Jackson, and sisters Carol (Gary) Hushagen, Susan (Skip) Wise, Sherrie Jackson, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes for everyone to remember Scott for the beloved husband, father, friend and role model he was and will continue to be. Live courageously, love big and prioritize accordingly: faith, family, friends.