Tracy Lynn Pauer–Jones
May 16, 1969 — Dec. 22, 2015
Tracy Lynn Pauer–Jones, 46, of Reedsburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center.
Tracy was born May 16, 1969 in Waukesha, the daughter of Thomas William and MaryEtta (Luhn) Pauer. She graduated from Waukesha North High School in 1987. She then received her undergraduate degree a bachelor’s degree in physical education /health/coaching, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May of 1992. Continuing her education, she then received her graduate degree; Masters of Education in Professional Development in December 2003.
Tracy moved to the Sauk County area in 1994, and started her teaching career in special ed. She stayed in that field from 1994 until 2001, when she began teaching elementary physical education. She taught elementary PE until 2003, when she became a high school health and PE teacher. Throughout her career, she coached high school gymnastics and softball, middle school volleyball, and youth hockey. Prior to being in Reedsburg, she coached youth swimming in De Forest and Fort Atkinson. She was married to Michael Alan Jones from 1997 to 2008.
She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors including canoeing in her favorite place, the Boundary Waters.
In the Reedsburg community, Tracy was active with the Reedsburg Youth Hockey Association, serving as vice president, ACE coordinator, a coach and board member.
Survivors include her sons, Christopher Jones and Benjamin Jones; her sisters, MaryBeth Abraham and Michelle Cunningham; her aunts, Sandra Pauer (Jeff Barnes), Barbara Beck Pauer (Andrew Jobson), Elaine Luhn; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and her uncles.
Funeral services for Tracy will be held Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with the Rev. David Carrano officiating. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
A memorial fund for her son’s college education has been established in Tracy’s name at the Community First Bank, Reedsburg and donations would be preferred in lieu of flowers.