John W. "Jack" Holub

John W. "Jack" Holub of Cedarburg passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the age of 77. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jack at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Francis Borgia South Church (corner of Washington Avenue and Hamilton Road). Please meet at church. On Friday, Nov. 28, Jack will be laid out at the Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg, from 4 p.m. until the time of the rosary service at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Dec.1, interment will take place at noon at the St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Wausau.

Jack was born on July 25, 1931 in Wausau, the son of Adolph and Margaret Holub. He taught at Homestead High School in Thiensville-Mequon for 25 years, two years at Bloomer, and one year at Three Lakes and Randolph. Jack was a past secretary, general service representative and district committee member of district 27 of area 75.

Jack was active after his retirement with the Social Development Commission and worked on "The First Call for Help" hot line. He collected food and clothing for the Guest House, Hope House, Open Gate, Saint Benís Meal Site and the United Migrant Opportunities Services. He was also a member of the group that started the "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" program.

Jack was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10171 of Grafton-Cedarburg. He was active at the Veteranís Hospital with their "Homeless Veteranís Outreach Program" for 14 years. He worked with "Operation Stand Down," a program that assists homeless veterans. He was also a volunteer on the phone lines to assist those that needed food pantries.

Jack is survived by 13 nieces and nephews; Mary (Mike) Lerner-Gagliano, Jean (Steve) Adamczyk, Barb (Rudy) Kluz, Patty (Fred) Springer, Mike, Mary and Patty Fahrner, Peggy Klosinski, Kate Lingswieler, Ann Ventzke, Sue Richards, James Bliss and Jane Luedtke. Jack is also survived by 31 great-nieces and great-nephews, and nine great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Margaret (Ellsworth) Bliss, Nan (the late Louis) Fahrner and Patricia (the late Loren) Brunsman; and his nephew, Dr. Neil Lerner.

Jack has requested memorials to the Covenant House (shelter for homeless kids), Time Square Station, P.O. Box 713 New York, NY 10108-0731.

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