Joshua Joseph Jackson Sr. (Wasu to) “Blue hail Stone”, JJ or affectionately known as Big Josh.
Josh was born in Wolf Point, Montana on September 16th, 1972, to Lola Wetsit and Gerald Bootsie Jackson Sr.
His childhood was spent growing up in Wolf Point and in the summer with his Grandma Ruth and Grandpa Pete, traveling to Canada to powwows and visiting relatives. On Sundays he always made it to church and to Sherman after to eat with his grandma Laura. He attended schools in Wolf Point, Whapeton in North Dakota, Chemawa in Salem, Oregon eventually receiving his GED. In August of 2017 he achieved getting his CDL.
He spent a few summers firefighting, bonding with his friends, traveling and making money.
In the fall of 94 he met the love of his life- Kim… his rock, his best friend, they had a bond nothing could break. Together they had 5 kids, and his oldest son from a previous relationship, Christian “CJ” Hustad. Josh was so proud of his kids, loved attending their sporting events and was there for them no matter what they did.
Big Josh, as known to most, was the nicest guy with a big heart. He was friends with everyone. If you happen to be one of the receivers of his knock out punches, he would still have shaken your hand or hugged you after. He could never stay mad for very long.
One of his many courageous achievements was in April of 2004 when he happened to be by the Amtrak station in Wolf Point and noticed a lady on the tracks. As the train approached he ran over and pulled her from the oncoming path of the train, risking his life. He received the Montana Medal of Valor awarded to him by Gov. Brian Schwitzer on February 13, 2006.
Joshua is survived by his wife Kim and their children Ryan, Amanda, Jayda, Kayden, Joshua Jr. all of Wolf Point, Montana, “CJ” Christian Hustad of Wolf Point, Montana who is attending MSU in Bozeman, Montana; father, Gerald “Bootsie” (Shirley) Jackson, of Poplar, Montana; sisters Ruth Williams of Wolf Point, Montana, Leighann (Rusty) Cochran of Helena, Montana, Leilani (Reese) Reddoor of Poplar, Montana, and Autumn Falcon of North Dakota; brothers Victor Romero Sr., Gerald (Xanthia) Jackson of Wolf Point, Montana, and Ivan Whitford of Havre, Montana.
He is preceded in death by his mother Lola Williams Wetsit; sister Laura Romero; maternal family: Grandma Ruth Brock; Grandpa Pete Brock; uncles Billy Williams, Kermit Brock, Kevin Brock, and Eugene Brock; cousin Henry Williams; nephew Layne Williams; and brother Wade White Eagle. Paternal family: Grandparents Laura Wells Fourstar, Gertrude “Tootsie” Clark, Kal Clark, Kayo Jackson; aunt Ethel “Pie” Jackson; uncles Howard Clark, George “Rusty” Jackson, and John Earl “Jon Jon” Jackson; cousin Roland Clark; grandkids Asher and Karsen Smith.
We sincerely apologize if we left anyone out, just know that you meant the world to him.
My kids and I will be forever heart broken. We will miss the fishing, the cruising (5 miles and hour), the laughing, the loving, the fighting and making up.
We love you “Jofish”
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