Craig Steven “Moose” Jackson Jr was born on November 13, 1983, in Detroit Lakes, MN to Craig Jackson Sr and Bonnie Fairbanks. He was raised in White Earth by his grandmother Grace and went to school at Circle of Life Academy. He also went to carpentry school in Waubun. Moose was baptized at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth in 1984.
Moose worked various jobs throughout his life. He was currently working at White Earth Business Products in the shipping and receiving department prior to his passing. He was also a natural mechanic and would help fix cars, snowmobiles and hooking up stereo systems. He was well known in the area for his “Bumping”, you could hear the music bumping in the car and hear he was coming. He had a great smile that would light up a room. He always made sure everyone was good and thought of others before himself. He loved spending time with his family and friends and helping his grandmother Grace.
Moose will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers. They are comforted by knowing he found his higher power “GOD” before his passing and know he is in heaven watching over everyone and bumping with the angels.
Deeply loved, Moose’s passing is mourned by his father Craig (Tanya Jirava) Jackson Sr; mother Bonnie (LeRoy Basswood) Fairbanks; children Shanelle Jackson, Tianah Jackson, Craig “Baby Moose” Jackson III, Jack Littlewolf, Jayson Belland, and Landon St. Clair; grandchildren Aaron Thompson, and Aarilynn; very special niece Katrina Jackson; siblings Trista Fairbanks, Cassie Person (Brian Clark), Nicole Jackson, Ashley (Chris) Bunker, Curtis (Rachel Harveland) Rogers, and Kalie Morris; grandmother Grace Jackson; special aunts Katherine (Jeff) Thompson, Cheryl (Chad) Jackson, and Deanna (Kasey) Keezer; special uncles Jeffery (Joe Bum) Bevins, Delmas (Alvina) Fairbanks, Aaron (Sara) Keezer, George (Barbara) Fairbanks, and Anthony (Bonnie) Fairbanks; numerous cousins and extended family.
Preceding Moose in death are his grandparents, George “Joe Bush” Sr., and Emily Fairbanks; grandfather Dennis Jackson; sisters Tiffany and Samantha Jackson; cousin Natasha Jackson; Uncle Pete Jackson.