John ‘Jack’ Kearns |
John “Jack” Kearns passed peacefully on November 3, 2014, at age 68, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was the son of John and Beatrice Kearns and brother of Janis and Jeanne. His proudest accomplishment was his family. His bigger-than-life personality will be missed by his loving wife Judy, daughter Jenel (Scott) Davis, grandchildren Cole, Max, and Kinsey Davis, daughter Kimberly (Casey) Silseth, grandsons Parker and Porter Silseth, and daughter Stacy (Ryan) Moore, as well as his nephew, Nicholas Schwartz, niece, Brianne (James) Pietrzak and brother-in-law Gary (Kathi Voss) Schwartz. During high school, Jack enjoyed driving fast cars and cruising Highway 100. He graduated from Custer High School in 1964, and served in the Army Reserves for four years. Jack was a successful salesman for most of his career, and proudly retired at the age of 60. He was a valued partner of L.W. Meyer & Son, working with such businesses as Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee County Stadium, A.O. Smith, Milwaukee County Zoo and Fort Knox.
Jack and Judy loved to travel often, including vacationing with friends. He loved Las Vegas and whoever was lucky enough to join them, he showed them his Vegas. There are many beach bars in Mexico that will be missing Jack’s jokes and learning his view on life, whether you wanted to hear it or not! He was also very proud of his Irish heritage and found the pubs in Ireland to be “home.” Bourbon Street will be a little quieter now.
He was a skilled carpenter, which included building decks, rec rooms and furniture. Jack was a talented and innovative cook; he enjoyed recreating restaurant meals and hosting parties and holiday celebrations for family and friends. Jack enjoyed watching his grandchildren playing Little League baseball and boating on Pewaukee Lake.
Jack truly loved life. He was a true Packers fan and was proud to have met a few former players. Jack attended the Ice Bowl, and loved sharing that story.
Memorials in Jack’s name to St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church, N48-W31340 Hill Road, Hartland, WI 53029, or the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 16, at the Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service.
Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 262-691-1900, is serving the family.