Jack L. Flaker, 83, of Rothschild, passed away peacefully at home on April 28, 2021.
Jack was born to Joe and Ruth (Zemke) Flaker in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from Wausau High School, he went on to study and play football at Ripon College.
After graduation, he accepted a commission in the US Army. In 1965, he wed the love of his life, Yvonne (Bahr) Flaker. Together they raised two children, Anne and Mary. Following his time in the army, Jack was an accountant at Marathon Electric and then Able Distributing both in Wausau.
Jack was a force of nature, teaching himself to shave at age 3 with his father’s straight razor. Jack was a passionate curler and could often be found at the Wausau Curling Club during the winter months. He also loved to travel with Yvonne, wherever she wanted to go. Once they decided on a destination, nothing stopped them, not a civil war in Kenya nor a fire at Yellowstone. He visited all 50 states and 67 countries.
Jack is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughters Anne (Todd) Jagodzinski and Mary; grandchildren, Madeline and Matthew Jagodzinski; sisters, Nancy Flaker, Susan (Charles) Johnson, Laura (Ed) Albrent; brother-in-law, Wayne Bahr; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held on Friday May 7, 2021 at 11 am. Friends and family are invited to attend virtually via livestream at www.brainardfuneral.com. Guests are welcome to join the family at Pine Grove Cemetery at 12:15 pm on Friday for the graveside service. Masks and social distancing will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made, in honor of Jack, to a charity of your choice.