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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