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The Pete and Amy Jackson Memorial

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Created September 20, 2018
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson family. It is these traumatic and trying times when we lean on family the most, so let’s be the family to these 5 children that have lost theirs.

During the afternoon hours of Sept 19th, we lost two beloved members of the Portage community. Amy and Pete Jackson were killed while enjoying an evening motorcycle ride after being struck by a repeat drunk driver. Amy and Peter were setting out to enjoy a rare night away from the little league fields where Amy was the secretary as well as the backbone of the league. Our friends leave behind five children — Jarad, Caleb, Dorian, Natanya, and Brayden — ranging in age from 4 to 18.

They were both passionate about the youth in this community and would lend a hand to anyone who needed. Their selflessness and joy for life was infectious and would impact anyone that was in their presence. After meeting them just once, you would call them your friends.

The Jackson children did not choose to have their parents taken from them, and now have no say in if they can stay together. Chris Archer, the brother of Amy Jackson, is attempting to obtain custody of his five nieces and nephews and raise them along with his three children. If you can help the orphaned children of Amy and Peter Jackson, please review the link below and share with as many people as able.

Donations will be used to cover the funeral expenses with any additional funds going directly to the Jackson children.  

On behalf of the Jackson family we at Portage Little League would like to thank you for your compassion. Please share.

Links to news footage below:
https://abc7chicago.com/parents-of-5-killed-in-deadly-portage-motorcycle-crash/4302883/

https://abc7chicago.com/man-woman-killed-in-portage-motorcycle-crash/4303675/

https://www.newsweek.com/indiana-drunk-driver-kills-parents-legal-limit-1132358

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/update-couple-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-were-headed-out-on/article_e8e26e40-8662-50aa-adef-bcadaef6710c.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-porter-county-double-fatal-st-0920-story.html

https://wgntv.com/2018/09/21/indiana-couple-killed-by-alleged-drunk-driver-leaves-b/

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/20/couple-killed-portage-drunk-driving-crash-leaves-behind-5-kids/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-porter-county-double-fatal-st-0920-story.html
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AMY L. (nee Archer) JACKSON, age 44 and PETER “Reload” R. JACKSON, age 45, both of Portage, IN, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

They are survived by their children: Jarad and Caleb Pierce, Dorian, Natanya, Braden, Dietrich, and Jeanine Jackson; her parents, Sharon (Edward) Monette; her brother, Chris (Jennifer) Archer; her sister, Melissa Monette; her grandfather, Edward Monette; his parents, Doug and Carol Jackson; their nieces and nephews: Conner, Jadyn, Logan, Kayden, and Baylea; and their many cousins and close friends. Amy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Newell and Deola Adams and Joan D. Monette.

Amy was a graduate of Portage High School, Class of 1992, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in education. She was a school teacher with Discovery Charter School in Chesterton and also worked at Opportunity Enterprises and Help at Home. Amy was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Valparaiso. She was very active with the Portage Little League and was the secretary of the Board of Directors of the P.L.L. Amy was also known as a seamstress who always made her children’s Halloween costumes.

Peter was a self-employed operator of P.R.J. Construction Company and was a “Jack-of-all-trades.” Reload was a member of Templar Order Motorcycle Club Originals (TOMCO) and was a Harley enthusiast. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Amy and Reload will be loved and missed by all.

Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Rd., Portage on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 503 Burlington Beach Rd., Valparaiso, IN, 46383 with Bishop Jerome Sarver officiating. There will be visitation at the church 1 hour prior to services. They will be laid to rest at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the family by contributing to the Go Fund Me account at: https.//www.gofundme.com/the-peter-and-amy-jackson-memorial.
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