- August 9, 1918 - December 22, 2005
- Carson, North Dakota
of John's Passing
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I want to offer my condolences to you and your family.
Jack was quite a man, you should be very proud of him.
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1 of 3 | Posted by: Marcia - Ohio
“I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. God Bless.
2 of 3 | Posted by: Marcy Alyea (Hoerner) Lincoln, ND
“I'am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. It is always a very hard time especially during the holidays. My thoughts are with you and your...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Jane Emter - Mandan, North Dakota
Funeral services for Jack W. Chesrown, age 87, of Carson will be 2:00pm Tuesday, December 27, at the American Legion Community Center in Carson with Pastor Ken Trana, officiating. Burial will be in the Carson Community Cemetery with full military honors afforded by the Walter J. Thome American Legion Post #45 of Carson.
Special music will be provided by Patsy Hertz and Jackie Stewart. Serving as casketbearers are Todd Miller, Ben Schaff, Danny Hartman, Dan Clark, Jason Kraft, and Danny Stewart.
JOHN WILLIAM CHESROWN 'Jack' was born August 9, 1918 in Good Thunder, MN to Joseph and Mathilda (Mielke) Chesrown. The family ranched in Winona Township in southern Grant County, ND near the Cedar River. He attended a local country school and high school in McIntosh graduating from McIntosh High School in 1937. Jack went to Minneapolis where he worked and attended the University of Minnesota. He returned to the ranch in 1939 and began ranching with this dad. Jack was united in marriage to Phyllis Spicer on August 28, 1942 at Baker, MT. He enlisted into the US Army Air Corp on September 29, 1942. He volunteered for the Air Commandoes and while in that theatre of war, he flew the L5 aircraft the 'Tallahassee Lassie' in the jungles of Burma where he flew injured men out of the combat areas and done other mercy acts. He earned the Distinquished Flying Cross Award with Clusters and attained the rank of Master Sergeant before being discharged on September 6, 1945.
Jack then returned to the ranch which he operated until 1954. He also owned and operated the JJJ Rodeo Company with John Stevenson and Jim Weekes. Jack moved to Carson in 1954 where he worked for the ASCS Office and was a State Inspector for the ASCS office until 1960. He also co-owned and operated the International Harvester Dealership until 1964. After selling the business to Richard Miller, it became Carson Implement and Jack then worked as a parts man and also worked in the feed business until he retired. He was the local brand inspector for the ND Stockman's Association for over 35 years.
His wife Phyllis passed away on July 1, 1988 and Jack continued to live in his home in Carson where he had lived for over 50 years.
Jack enjoyed fishing and attending rodeo's. He was a 'Calcutta Fanatic' at Bull O Rama's where he loved betting and wagering on the livestock. He also loved watching horse racing and over the years owned a couple of racing horses.
Jack passed away at his home on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the age of 87 years, 4 months, 13 days.
Surviving family members include his son and daughter-in-law, Vaughn and Lynda Chesrown, Carson, ND; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Mike Cada, Gillette, WY; 4 grandchildren, Bobbi Chesrown, Guy Chesrown, both of Phoenix, AZ; John Chesrown, Carson, ND; and Casey Cada, Gillette, WY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters, Dawn Chesrown on October 7, 2000, and Patricia Chesrown in infancy; 1 brother, Albert Chesrown, and 1 sister, Melva Chesrown, and his godmother, Ella Streigel.