Richard Lee Jaeke

May 27, 1939 - September 08, 2023


Obituary For Richard Lee Jaeke

Windsor - Richard Lee Jaeke was born in Fox Lake, WI, on May 27, 1939. He graduated from Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa, and attended Cornell College for a year before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the military police in Guam, Japan, and Okinawa. After serving in the military, he attended and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he met his wife, Elaine.

Dick taught high school history and social studies for several years before beginning his career at Oscar Mayer and Kraft, first in sales and later in human relations.

Dick was always an athlete, excelling as a fast pitch soft ball pitcher and coach of wrestling and football. He also loved golf, bowling, playing cards, doing jigsaw and Sudoku puzzles, yard work, and family time.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Elaine and children Karla, Timothy and fiancée Jessica Troia, grandchildren Jamison, Kaylee, Robby and Christian; sisters Sally (Don) Punswick and Verla Waldo; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Violet Jaeke and sister Marlene Jaeke Kuhl.

A visitation and celebration of his life will be held at Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church, 820 River Road, DeForest, WI, on Thursday, November 16, with the visitation at 2:00 p.m. and service at 3:00 p.m. There will be a private burial at a later date. Donations may be made to Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Windsor/DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road



16 Nov

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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  • November 05, 2023

    Dear Elaine I just read of Dick's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Lots of Oscar Mayer good memories from our lives in Beardstown. Marcia Trentz

  • September 22, 2023

    Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. We worked together for many years in the Madison Plant office. Great sense of humor. His family meant everything to him. May he rest in peace.

  • September 21, 2023

    My husband and I both worked with Dick. Good man so sorry for your loss


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