Lloyd B. Jacklin, 80

Lloyd B. Jacklin, 80 of Jackson, “The One Armed Bandit,” also known as “Garbage,” found peace in the arms of our Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

He was born on May 29, 1931 in the town of Rockfield to Otto and Ella (nee Eimmerman) Jacklin.

Lloyd was a very devoted husband and father and no matter what you needed he was there. Lloyd was very active in sales all his life. He served 35 years as a volunteer in the Jackson Fire Department and was a large supporter of the Washington County 4-H.

He also served several years on the Jackson Village Board, and was chairman of the Annual Action in Jackson fair. He enjoyed his Montello get-away with family and friends. He loved deer hunting, watching the deer, squirrels, and birds at the feeder, and keeping the kids hopping. He loved operating heavy equipment and farming.

Lloyd purchased a farm implement dealership from Ort Butzke in Jackson, which became Jackson Equipment, and after a few years in Jackson, bought a piece of property on the corner of Highway 60 and Old 45 and put up a new building. He remained in business there for several years and with a partner purchased the Chevrolet Franchise from Ort Butzke.

After a few years, he decided that his main love was selling trucks and has done that for the last 30 years.

He sold for several dealerships and then decided at the age of 60 to go into business for himself, selling used trucks in Jackson.

He then purchased a building on the corner of 144 and Highway 41 outside of Slinger. Today, that operation is owned by his son, Paul. Early Thursday, he wrote two orders for truck sales and made numerous phone calls. In his last moments, he saw the ambulance was a Ford, not his beloved Chevy, and he decided he was not going in it. He went gracefully into the arms of the Lord instead.

He is survived by his wife, Holly Anne (nee Rudolph); children, Susan (James) Weiland, Janet (Arnold) Carlson, Paul (Jessica Datka) Jacklin; grandchildren, Miguel (Rachel) Marquez, Jose Marquez and friend Jamie Wolters, Jason Conti and fiancée Amber Spaeth, Jena Conti and friend Alex Teeter, Kimberly Conti, Josephine Jacklin, Audrey Jacklin, Jacob Carlson; great-grandchildren, Aubriella Marquez, and Finley Conti; sister, Doris (Benjamin) Schmidt; and sisters-in-law, Hilda and Lucille Jacklin. He is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, Elroy, and Willis.

The funeral service for Lloyd will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 1st St., Kewaskum, with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard presiding.

The visitation will be held on Monday, June 27 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend. Continued visitation will be held at church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials would be appreciated to Peace United Church of Christ.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family at (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.