April 11, 2019


Jackson Emmanuel Hurst Jr., 62, of Manning, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines surrounded by his family.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Pleasant Ridge Evangelical Free Church south of Glidden with Duane Bundt officiating. Organist for the service will be Joan Bundt, and soloist willo be Carol Christensen. Visitation will begin at the church one hour before the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Sept. 22, 1956, in Wiesbaden, Germany, he was a son of Jackson Sr. and Rowene (Jensen) Hurst. His father was in the U.S. Air Force so the family lived in several locations before settling in Rosemount, Minnesota. Jackson graduated from Rosemount High School in 1974. Following high school, he began a career in electronics and technology. He managed several audio/stereo retail stores and was very talented in his field.  

He was married to Connie Flack in September 1988, and to this union was born two beautiful daughters: Heather Lee and Heidi Sue. In 1992 they moved to Iowa where he worked at New Way in Scranton and retired in Manning. 

Jack was the youngest of six children and was blessed with a winsome personality, kind and loving heart, and wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend. Jack was amazingly gifted with technical skills and mechanical craftsmanship that he freely shared with anyone who asked.

He is survived by his two daughters: Heather (Christopher) Grossman of Glidden and Heidi (Kyle) Curran of Rochester, New Hampshire; sisters: Amy (Richard) Goodding of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Betty (Rick) Dodge of New Prague, Minnesota; brother Fred (Carolyn) Hurst of Egan, Minnesota; special friend Susan Powell of Manning; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson Sr. and Rowene Hurst; and brothers Michael Hurst and William Mark Hurst.