September 15, 1929 - June 3, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for William J. Jackels, age 86, of Sartell and formerly of Waite Park who died Friday at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Jackels family will greet family and friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church in Sauk Rapids. Sacred Heart Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus Council 11346 of Sauk Rapids will pray at 6:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Bill was born September 15, 1929 in Duelm to John & Frances (Kampa) Jackels. He married Luella Adelman on September 17, 1957 at St. Partrick’s Church in Minden Township. Bill was an Insurance Adjuster for American Hardware Mutual and St. Paul Insurance Company, retiring in 1984. He also worked as an Investigator for Quinlivan Law Firm. Bill had a passion for farming. He enjoyed countless hours working on the family farm. Bill served his country in the Army from 1954-1956. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Men’s Group and Knights of Columbus Council 11346 of Sauk Rapids. Bill also enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing cards and trips to the casino. He was a proud, honest and faithful man who enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children, Deborah Trudeau of Coon Rapids, Susan (Dale) Dullinger of Sartell, Roger (Paula) of Victoria, Doug (Lisa) of Maple Grove, Scott of St. Stephen; sisters, Rosemarie Laudenbach-Pierskalla of Sartell, Carol Brunn of Becker, Alice Johnson of Blaine; brother, LeRoy of Wheaton, IL; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Luella; son-in-law, Paul Trudeau; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Jackels; sisters, Lillian Trewick, Joyce Hellweg, Joanne Jackels, Marceline Mahan; brothers, Ronald, Maurice, Eugene, Kenneth and Joseph.