Jackson Kenneth Facile, four months, Luverne, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 16, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed at St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne.
Jackson Facile was born on Thursday, October 24, 2019, to Tyson and Monica (Johnson) Facile at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At 20 weeks gestation, it was confirmed that Jackson would be born with AVSD (Atrioventricular Septal Defect), Down syndrome, and other potential health concerns. Jackson’s first couple of weeks were spent in the NICU at Sanford Children’s Hospital. While in the hospital, he immediately proved to be a great snuggler. Mom loved taking all the snuggle time she could get, and Jackson adored his dad from the get-go. Jackson was able to go home to join his family on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
His siblings took to all aspects of caring for him: taking turns holding the pacifier in his mouth, helping hold the bottle during feedings, changing diapers, and plenty of fighting for who got to hold him next. At one point, Mom and Dad even had to set a timer for snuggles with Jackson just so it was “fair.” Dad also loved snuggling with Jackson. When nighttime came, Dad always seemed to find the right song that calmed him and helped him fall asleep in his arms. As much chaos as a family of six can create, Jackson soaked it up and wanted to be right in the thick of it. Mom will always remember being the one to get his first smile.
On Saturday, March 7, Jackson was flown to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to undergo heart surgery, and he died on Tuesday, March 10, while surrounded by his family.
Jackson is survived by his parents, Tyson and Monica; siblings Elizabeth (Ella), Addisyn (Addi), and Mason; maternal grandparents Todd and Miriam Johnson of Pipestone; paternal grandparents Frank and Monica Facile of Jasper; aunts and uncles Bo (Nicole) Johnson of Windham, Maine, Sam (Austin) Westly of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Veronica (Lucas) Stoffel of Sherburn, Dominic (Kristen) Facile of Morgan, and Ashley Olund of Garretson, South Dakota; several cousins; maternal great-grandmother Frances Parsley of Pipestone; and paternal great-grandmother Jeanne Facile of Brandon, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Kenneth and Irene Johnson, John Parsley, Ardell Facile and Orvil and Elizabeth Stovall.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.