Our Son, Brother and Friend.
Ben enlisted into the US Air Force right out of high school. For years, he was never really sure what he wanted to do as a career, though he had many talents. He was athletic, doing everything from football and baseball to cross country and golf throughout school, and then taking up snowboarding in his free time, something he often did with his brother, Matthew, and friends.
Though he had a hard time seeing it, he was deeply loved by many people. He never thought he was smart, but he was wise beyond his years, and extremely gifted. When he was younger, he could spend hours building model planes, and went on to build real ones in the Air Force.
He was artistic, with some of his work qualifying for the Wisconsin State Art Show when he was in high school. He was such a kind and gentle soul, that children especially gravitated to.
He always was and would have always been a kid at heart.
-Emma Jackson, Sister