Paul Wayman Jackson

June 5, 1995 ~ September 4, 2013


Paul Jackson, 18, Brandon, died unexpectedly, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short prayer service at 5:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am, Monday, September 9, 2013 at Celebration United Methodist Church in Brandon, South Dakota.

Paul Wayman Jackson was born June 5, 1995 in Watertown, South Dakota. He was raised in Sioux Falls and attended All-City Elementary and Edison Middle School. Paul graduated from Brandon Valley High School in May of 2013. He was enrolled at Mitchell Technical Institute studying Power Line Maintenance and Construction.

Paul was a very active person. He played football, was a member of the Brandon Bass Fishing Club and loved to hunt whenever he could. His greatest passion was hunting and fishing with his dog, “U”. Paul started hunting at the early age of 4. He and his grandfather, Ron, could often be found at Lake Poinsett on the hunt. Paul was a hard worker. He worked at the Izaak Walton League, Brandon Steakhouse, Gann Valley Ranch as a guide and dog trainer, Menards, Oakland Irrigation and most recently at Cabela’s as a Waterfowl Specialist. Paul was very easy going with a huge smile, and he loved people. He would always go the extra mile to help anyone or to visit with any of his customers.

Paul will be deeply missed by his parents, Sindy (Scott) Wiertzema, Brandon and Steve (Carol Anne) Jackson, Sioux Falls; grandparents Ron and Sondra Timmer, Sioux Falls, Barbara Jackson, Sioux Falls, Nancy Wiertzema, Luverne, Minnesota, LuAnn Olson, Sioux Falls; great grandmother, Adeline Moul, Sioux Falls; 5 sibilings, Dave (Katie), Jeff (Mandy), Mark, Kelsey and Tanner; his very special friend Haley Hillestead; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In memory of Paul’s passion for hunting and fishing, feel free to wear your camo clothing for Paul’s services. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Paul’s honor.

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  • Susan Peters says:

    Sindy and Steve – know that we are praying for Paul, both of you and and your entire family. May God hold you close on this journey.

  • Donna Jackson says:

    Jeff-So sorry to hear about your brother. Know we are praying for you and your family. Donna and Bryan

  • Todd, Pam & Morgan Sorensen says:

    Sindy, Steve and family,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your child. We remember the kids’ time at All City like it was yesterday. Paul was a sweet kid, and he had such a wonderful smile. He was always kind to those around him. That boy will live on in our hearts and memories. We are praying for all of you.

  • Pam Pfeifer says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Take care

  • Tim Braithwaite says:

    Sindy – my heart aches for you and your family at this extremely difficult time. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you to understand this tragic event and the emptiness it undoubtedly brings to you. I pray deeply that God brings a resemblence of mercy and grace as you struggle with this loss – and that you somehow find comfort and peace in the outboring of support from family and friends – and the understand that God holds you dearly in his arms. Thinking and praying for you —


  • Johnson Feed says:

    To the Family of Paul Jackson, We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time of your lives. God Bless all of you. With Deepest Sympathy,
    Johnson Feed

  • T. Rogers says:


    It is with a heavy heart that I offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family regarding the passing of your beloved son Paul. I know your grief is immense,and it is my hope through prayer and the support of others that you find comfort.

  • Debbie Weiher says:

    Sindy and Steve,
    Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed Paul during our time at All City Elementary. His smile always lit up the room and he had the biggest heart. Last summer I had seen Paul for the first time since 5th grade graduation. My first thought was “he looks like 5th grade Paul, only a foot taller”. When I was visiting with him all I could think of was what a fine young man he was. Paul has touched my heart and I will always remember him.

  • Larry Schnoor says:

    Steve and family: I am so sorry to hear about your son. Michelle let me know and my heart and prayers go out to you all. His picture is great and I see he had your great smile. I will share this with Bruce Wickelgren.

  • Tameria Atwood says:

    Steve- There are no words that adequately express my sympathy. I cant imagine the greif you are feeling. My heart is physiclly hurting for you and Sindy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Tameria

  • Jeff, Judeka and Josh Lambert says:

    Sindy, Steve and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of Paul. He will always be remembered as such a sweet soul, happy tp see everyone and always ready with a smile. We have fond memories of him on the fifth grade camping trip, kids care and through out our years at all city. Much love, Jeff, Judeka and Josh

  • Dan, Joan & Nick Westphalen says:

    Steve, Sindy & family,
    We are so sorry for your tremendous loss – Paul was a kind, sweet soul, with a big heart for others. Our All City days brought us all close as friends, and hoping you know how much our hearts ache for you during this time. Our prayers for you will continue in the days ahead.
    Love – Dan, Joan & Nick

  • The Wieczorek's says:

    Sindy, Steve and your families,
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of great loss. We remember that Paul always had a big smile and never an unkind word. “What a beautiful difference a single life made.” Hugs and prayers. Denise, Adam and Aimee Wieczorek

  • Debbie(Battista)Colby says:

    Steve & Family
    I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your beloved son, Paul. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie

  • Pam Eastman says:

    Sindy, Steve, and family-I was so sorry to hear the news. I was Paul’s daycare provider when he was 2-4. He was always such a great, fun kid & will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I know God is surrounding you all with his love and comfort. Keep your memories precious & remember his bright smile.
    Pam, Mike, Kendra, Nolan Eastman

  • Robin Thorstenson says:

    I am so sorry for you and Sindy and you family. What a terrible loss. I hope the special memories you have of Paul will give you some comfort during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bob and Jacque Bogue says:

    Sindy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Paul. Bob regaled me with stories of the times he talked to Paul at the Augie games. He said, ‘if I was picking a team, I’d want Paul to be on mine, he was a great and gentle kid’. May you find God’s peace and healing as you mourn Paul’s passing. Bob and Jacque Bogue

  • Lori and Cory Slechta says:

    Sindy – Our hearts break for your loss. Cory and I send our condolences. I can remember when you used to bring Paul into the office sometimes and he would just be typing away on your computer. It seems like just yesterday….he was such a good kid! I know no words I can say will make this any easier but I just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and your family.
    Lori and Cory Slechta

  • Sue & Jim Russo says:

    Dear Sindy & Steve,
    Our hearts are broken hearing the news of the loss of your dear ‘Baby Paul’. I had just gone through pictures the other day of him as a newborn & then one when you brought him to our garage sale a year later. A beautiful young man! Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. God Bless You. Rest In Peace ‘Baby Paul’.
    In Christ’s Love,
    Sue & Jim Russo
    Puyallup,WA (formerly from Sioux Falls)

  • Stephanie Murdock says:

    Sindy – Words cannot express how truly sorry I am to hear of the loss of your son. Please know you are in my prayers and my thoughts. Stephanie

  • Chuck and JoElle, Austin, Ellie, Cole & Seth Benson says:

    Sindy and Steve,
    We are so saddened by the news of Paul. At All-City and FUMC he was such a joy and bright light to all of us. I pray God will wrap His arms around you and hold you in this unbelievably difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Bensons

  • John and Jennifer Strawn says:

    John and I cannot imagine your loss and no words to express our sympathy. Paul was a sweet kid, and he had such a wonderful smile. If he didn’t have time to chat, we always got a smile. You are in our prayers.

  • Traci Schmid says:

    Sindy& family-
    May god wrap his arms around you & try to comfort you.
    My heart aches for you & your family. May you cherish all your memories.
    I am sure that Paul will be hunting in heaven. Sending hugs!

  • Amber Sundvold says:

    I knew Paul from Edison MS and I remember that big smile! I am SO sorry for your loss.
    Mrs. Sundvold-teacher @ EMS

  • The Kelly Family says:

    We have so many memories from our All City time together! Paul always loved the outdoors, his face lit up on the playground (no matter what the temperature was outside) and his HEART was as big as his SMILE! There are no words to adequately express the sadness and ache in our hearts for you and your families. We are praying that God would shower you with his abundant love and comfort and that he would take care of you.

    The Kelly’s

  • Jeff ,Dawn Brown and family says:

    Thinking of Paul warms my heart….big smile…inquisitive nature and friendly words accompanied by a jest and snicker. I will miss him on our hunting and fishing outings! I will never forget how he has enriched my life. Thank you Paul! Jeff.

    Sindy, You and your family are in our prayers. We are fortunate to have known your son and cherished our time with him. The Browns.

  • Annette Vollan-Kerber says:

    May God’s peaceful and loving arms hold you all at this time of great loss. Know that deep in the hearts of so many people, prayers are being offered to sustain and comfort you. We will remember Paul’s fun & easy-going presence from ACE. Annette, Dale, Carter, Cali Kerber

  • Sandi Sorum says:

    Sindy and Steve ~ Thinking of you and praying for you with deepest sympathy that God gives to strength to bear this loss and grants his loving comfort to you and your family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

  • Kristi, Mike, Tucker, Sydney and Cheyenne Miller says:

    Sindy & Steve,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. He was such a wonderful young man with a smile that could light up the room. Mike and Cheyenne just saw him about a month ago at Lake Poinsett when he came over to help them get our boat out of the water. Paul saw that they were struggling and came to help without even being asked. Paul asked Mike if he was Tucker’s dad and that is when Mike recognized him. Later that day Paul stopped at the cabin and talked with Tucker. Mike had mentioned how impressed he was by him. We will remember him always and all the great times at All City Elementary….. Kristi, Mike Tucker, Sydney and Cheyenne Miller

  • JoLene Truwe says:

    Sindy, Scott, and Families! My heart aches for all of you. Sending love and hugs your way!!!!! JoLene & Mike

  • Michele Boy says:

    I met Paul one day this summer at Menards. I bought a smoker that was too big to fit in my car. He definitely went the extra mile as he delivered it to my house in Brandon. I tried to pay him for his time, he would have nothing to do with that. A very kind, respectful young man is the impression he left on me. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Donna Heronimus says:

    Sindy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you…have faith, have strength and have courage today and in the days ahead. May the love and support of community, family and friends continue to comfort you. Cherish the memories, Paul will be forever in your heart(s) through those. Peace and hugs, Donna Heronimus

  • Mary Zimmerman says:

    Sindy and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although I have only known you for a short time, it’s enough to know how important and close you were to Paul and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. May God grant you and your family strength during this difficult time!!! Mary

  • Shelley Smedsrud says:

    Sindy and Steve,
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. May GOD hold you and your family in the palm of his hands. My prayers go out many times a day for you as I think about you and what you must be going through. It is unimaginable to me. I will see you at the service on Monday. I pray that you will be able to get some rest with all that is going on. I didn’t know Paul well, but I remember his gentle spirit and kind smile. Love and prayers, Shelley

  • Amy Langner says:

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Amy Langner

  • Kayla Freidt says:

    Sindy – I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts & prayers to you & your family during this difficult time.

  • Luke, Bill, Nancy, Sami and Ben Wehrkamp says:

    Sindy, Steve and family:
    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Many have commented on Paul’s smile…he sure could like up a room. We will always have fond memories of him growing up at All City. What a nice boy! So sorry!

    Luke, Bill, Nancy, Sami, and Ben Wehrkamp

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