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Life Story / Obituary
Fred K. Jaeger, age 86, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove. He was born in Racine, WI, May 16, 1931 son of the late Fred and Lydia (Nee; Kraft) Jaeger.
He was a graduate of Washington Park High School, “Class of 1949”. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. On December 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Beverly Gehrig who preceded him in death August 31, 2009. He was Vice President of Sales at Styberg Engineering for 25 years. He was a longtime member of Plymouth Congregational Church where he sang in the men’s choir. His passion was restoring cars and race cars and fishing. He also played accordion for 30 years with the band known as the Harmonaire’s. He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed.
Surviving are his daughters, Heidi (Dave) Neiman, Lisa (Steve) Rueter; grandchildren, Abbie (Ross) Wehner, Kasey (Mack) Jordan, Chandler Neiman, Rachel Neiman; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Claire Wehner, Ella and Maggie Jordan; special friend, Jean Luethy and many dear friends. In addition to his parent’s and wife he also was preceded in death by his son, Gary.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 19, 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for Visitation on Monday at 1:00 until time of service at the funeral home. Private interment with full military honors will be held at Mound Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Assn have been suggested by the family.
A special thank you to his care givers at Oak Ridge Care Center and Seasons Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. We appreciate the special attention given to Fred.