Randall Jaeger, 62
Randall “Randy” Jaeger, 62, of Neosho, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Randy was born in 1954 to Muriel (Burchardt) and Everett Jaeger in Oconomowoc. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1972. He started working for Jaeger Floor Covering alongside his dad, installing carpet. In October 1974, he married his first and only love, Loni Mack. They began their married life in Iron Ridge, eventually moving to their first house in Neosho. There, they began raising their family. Randy began working at Guhring Inc. in Brookfield, where he was a machinist set-up and operator. Randy played baseball for many years with the Ashippun Platers and Neosho. Eventually, Randy and Loni built their current home, making it big enough to fit all five children. He umped for the Rubicon Little League and pee-wee teams while all of his boys played baseball. Randy eventually became a fuel delivery driver for M.A. Wolf in Slinger, where he continued working until starting at Carlson in 2014, where he was most recently employed. He enjoyed designing his model railroad layout and sharing it with his nine grandchildren. He could also be found cutting his yard while listening to the oldies on his headphones. Since 1992, Randy was a dedicated member of the Neosho Fire Department, where he gladly operated the pumper whenever needed. He spent Sundays at church, serving as assistant minister, usher and reader; making a big breakfast; working on his “Honey-Do” list; and taking a nap when he could fit it in. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. He loved golfing and watching Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers games with his grown children. He had the opportunity to travel coast-to-coast, but enjoyed his vacation to Disney World with his family most of all. Randy was a Paul Harris fellow with Rotary International. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Loni; his dearest children, Bradley Jaeger of Waupun; Cori (Matt) Michalowski of Hartford; Adam Jaeger of Hartford; Tyler Jaeger of Whitefish Bay; and Jordan Jaeger of Sun Prairie; as well as his precious grandchildren, Sienna, Kaylee, Jaden, Weston, Callan, Carson, Ella, Reese and Brooks. He is further survived by his mother, Muriel; father- and mother-in-law, Willard and Eleanor Mack; siblings, Sheryl Jaeger of Ashippun; Beth (Keith) Johnson of Alexandria, Virginia; Curt (Keri) Jaeger of Idaho Springs, Colorado; Ron (Jenny) Jaeger of Oconomowoc; Sue (Dave) Welch of Johnson Creek; and Annette (Todd) Christopherson of Ashippun; and sisters-in-law, Jody (Steve) Key of Neosho and Jill (Gary) Genz of Watertown. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who all love him dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father; and an infant son, Cole.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Zion Lutheran Church (226 Main St., Ashippun). Funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Thays will officiate. A private interment will be at Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.
Randy was never a flower kind of guy. However, he would have greatly appreciated any memorials being sent to the Neosho Fire Department.
Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford is serving the family: