Jerome "Jake" McFaul, 78 of Chetek, WI, passed away on March 17th, 2018 (St. Patrick's Day — one of his favorite days to celebrate) at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Jake was born May 18, 1939, in Eau Claire to Gerald "Jake" and Wanda (Lankey) McFaul. He attended St. Patrick's grade school and graduated from Regis High School, Eau Claire, WI.
Jake married the love of his life Gerry (Keegan) on May 5th, 1962. They raised four wonderful children: Brian (Julie) McFaul of Chetek, Wade (Monica) McFaul of Eau Claire, Sandy (Jamie) Plummer of New Auburn, Wendy (Mike) Heffernan of Eau Claire. Jake was a devoted family man. He loved to spend precious time with his grandchildren: Karissa, Samantha, Quintin, Taylor, Justice, Madison, and Drake, as well as his great-grandchildren: Mackensey, Kaiden, Jennings, Ivy, Kinsley, and Titan.
Jake was a true sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. After retirement to their lake home on Ten Mile Lake that he built piece by piece, Jake turned to a hobby that became a passion. Jake created many World Class fish carvings. If he wasn't in his studio carving these award-winning fish, you could find him boating on the lake or kicked back at a bonfire, listening to music, with his dear family and friends, whom he loved more than life itself. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Chetek Lions Club and Knights of Columbus and the Chetek Community Center. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald "Jake" and Wanda McFaul and his great-granddaughter Oaklee Mae Shipman.
Visitation to be held Monday, March 26, 2018 at Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 27 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Gerard Williger officiating. Inurnment will take place privately. A celebration of Jake's Life will be held at The Mill in Chetek, WI following the Mass.
Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.