Jack L. Tracy
Jack L. Tracy, 84, of Kieler, WI passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2nd at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI with Fr. Bernard Rott officiating. Family & friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday, January 2nd at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI.
Jack was born on June 8, 1935 to Harold & Mildred (Leppla) Tracy in Platteville, WI. He married Rita Jane Schroeder on May 7, 1955 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, WI. He worked at the Dubuque Packing Company for 25 years and then at Midwest Motorsports in Kieler, WI for almost 25 years until he retired at the age of 79. Jack enjoyed helping people, telling jokes, traditional country music, Johnny Cash, vacationing in the Black Hills, Yellowstone & the Northwoods of Wisconsin and was a founding member of the Moonshiner’s Snowmobile Club in Kieler, WI. But most of all, Jack enjoyed time spent with his family, grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rita Jane; 7 children: Cindy (Mike) Klein of Leisure Lake, IA, John (Jay) Tracy of Raleigh, NC, Mimi (John) VanNatta of Dickeyville, WI, Joe (Kim) Tracy of Reno, NV, Jeff “Reno” (Carol) Tracy of Platteville, WI, Philip (Niki) Tracy of Baraboo, WI and Kate (Keith) Landowski of Wauconda, IL; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; along with in-laws and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, James Arthur “Jim” Tracy, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many in-laws. In lieu of plants & flowers a Jack L. Tracy Memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at MercyOne Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque.