Dr. J. Jeffrey Eaves
Feb. 9, 1947 - April 3, 2007
Dr. J. Jeffrey Eaves passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, from complications of ALS. He was born Feb. 9, 1947, to Jack and Marianne Eaves (nee Campbell). He grew up in Delafield on Lake Nagawicka and raised his family in the Lake Country area.
Jeff will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Deborah; children, Jack, Mick and Liz; mother-in-law, Donna Farley; sisters, Marcia and Sherry (John) Kennedy; brother, Jamie (Barbara); brothers-in-law, Tom (Kathy) Farley, David (Chris) Farley; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Patrick, Caity, Megan, Courtney, Bridget, Maggie, Cullen and Kerry; and other relatives, devoted friends and loyal patients.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, James Farley; and aunt, Gertrude Campbell.
Jeff was a 1965 graduate of Arrowhead High School. He graduated from Marquette Dental School, Class of 1974. A private practice dentist for 30 years, Jeff was a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association and past president of the Waukesha Dental Society. He was also an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute and recipient of the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry fellowship award. Jeff volunteered for many years at St. Joseph’s Dental Clinic in Waukesha and was active in the Waukesha Rotary Club.
Jeff’s great loves, beyond his wife and family, were fishing, snow and water skiing. He was also an avid Packers fan. Jeff spent many hours fishing and enjoyed Lunkers Unlimited outings and trips to northern Wisconsin, on Long Lake, with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all of his fishing buddies. Jeff was a member of the National Ski Patrol at Little Swiss Valley and was a founding member of the Nagawatics Water Ski Club. He skied competitively, and was one of the first people to barefoot ski on Lake Nagawicka. His last barefoot run was at age 50 while teaching his own children.
Coaching his children’s sports teams through grade school, high school and CYM basketball at St. Charles was one of his greatest joys. This past season, his team won the division championship. An active member of St. Charles Parish, Jeff helped to start the successful St. Charles fish fry.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Mass will follow.
If desired, memorials to Wisconsin ALS Association or to St. Charles Parish are appreciated.
A heartfelt thanks to the many friends, patients, relatives, caregivers and parish members who helped to support Jeff and his family with their thoughts, prayers and visits. A special thanks to the caring staff of ProHealth Homecare and the ALS Association.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.
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