John Jaske was born on Aug. 29, 1944, to the late Bernard A. and Frances B. Jaske of Waukesha.
In the 72 years that followed, he married a wife who loves him; he ran marathons; he practiced law; he took his dogs walking up on the mountain; he misplaced several boxes worth of tools though duct tape was his tool of choice; he drank wine and watched the sun set over the mountains; he raised two daughters who miss him terribly; he read about the Civil War; he worked hard to preserve the Virginia countryside as chairman of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and as a longtime board member of the Piedmont Environmental Council; and he always tried to come home, no matter how far he’d been, in time for dinner. He died at home early in the morning of October 15, 2016. We know that he would not have gone, had he been able to stay.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela, of Rapidan, Va.; by his daughter Kimberly Jaske of McLean, Va.; by his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Jeff Diephuis of Portland, Ore.; by his brother and sister-in-law Bernard and Pauline Jaske of New Berlin, and their extended family.
Preddy Funeral Home of Orange, Va., is serving the family. For more information, call 540-672-3611.