Don you will be missed by us all at the Michigan Golden Gloves.
Donald R. Jackson age 82 passed away Thursday March 17, 2022. He was born on January 23, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Jaqueline and daughter, Tammy. He is survived by his son Donald R. Jackson, II, Ginger Koning and Sherri Jackson. Don is also survived by grandsons Bob Murray (Cady), Steven Murray, Tony Murray, Matthew Buroker, Brandon Koning, Mike Koning (Sabrina), Jacob Koning, Paul Jackson and great-grandchildren: Madison, Hailee, Lucas, Landon, Kaden, Eliannya and Harper.
Don worked at Michigan Wheel for 40 years, when he retired in 1995, he took a job from home with the National Marine Propeller Association. These jobs had him traveling all over the world.
Don was involved with the Michigan Golden Gloves for 50 years; he became a coach and was inducted into the Robert C. Todish Michigan Golden Gloves Hall of Fame in 2019.
The family will be having a celebration of Don’s life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at: 1512 Lewison NE; Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
Butch you will be missed by us all at the Michigan Golden Gloves. You were a great mentor and friend to us all.
Robert (Butch) Paganelli born December 19,1942, retired from his earthly legacy on December 29,2021 to join his beloved parents who immigrated from Italy, Ceasar Paganelli and Josephine (Serafini) Paganelli, his brother Carl, sister Geraldine (Harris) Paganelli in eternal paradise. Surviving is his sister, Linda (Kozlowski), wife Concetta (Lauria) Paganelli and his children, Anne Marie (Annie) and partner Perry Smith, Lisa (Mayberry) Robert II (Bob), Nicholas (Nick) Paganelli, grandchildren, Marcello and Anabella (Annie), Stella and Anthony (Bob), to continue to honor him and spread his love everywhere! "It's how you treat people that matters in life." the value he instilled in his children. A lifelong Westsider, he attended Sacred Heart and Union High and attended college at Ferris State for automotive. In 1970, He bought his first Shell service station located at 608 28th. His work ethic was unmatched. In 1981, he opened another service station and offered many teenagers, including his beloved nephew's their first jobs. His reputation as a master mechanic continued to flourish and he maintained both service stations for over 27 years."Dial 1-800- CallButch!" His lifelong passion for sports led him to coaching his own Little league team, where he became President of Shawmut Hills LL. He was also a judge for the West Michigan Golden Gloves where he was inducted into the WMGG hall of fame. Our world is a better place because of Butch and he shall be remembered for so many qualities, his determination, loyalty, selflessness and infectious sense of humor. Stories shared of his life will continue on for years to come! A celebration of his life will be held on January 8, 2022 at 2pm at Kosciusko hall,935 Park SW 49504.