In Memory of Jeff White

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday July 29, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Jeff unfortunately passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  He was a proud graduate of Johnson High School, proud of his accomplishments at 3M, and very proud of his marriage to Chris (Schwingle) and their sons, Adam and Brent. 

Jeff loved spending time with his sons, sharing that life will be good if you always do your best and enjoy what you are doing.  He cherished his time with his granddaughter (Monkey) and their many special bonds.  Jeff enjoyed being outdoors and relished sharing his passions for organic gardening, growing flowers, fishing, hunting, cooking, and sports, especially his Minnesotan teams.  He believed in being honest, respectful, caring, giving, sharing, and did not like accolades.  He loved to laugh and make others laugh with his many jokes and pranks.  Jeff loved life, and we were blessed to have had him share ours. 

Jeff will remain in the hearts and forever missed by his wife, Chris, sons (and daughters-in-law) A. J. (Meghan) and Whitey (Monaca), and granddaughter Skylar JoLee; his mother Doris White, brother Larry (Sue) White, sisters Sr. Sharon OFS and Pam (Mike) Klegin; his many furry grandkids, huge extended families, countless treasured friends, and wonderful neighbors.  Jeff was preceded by their infant daughter Angeliqué, dad Lawrence, father and mother-in-law E.J. and Lou Schwingle, and brothers-in-law Mike Schwingle and Steve Meyer.

The White House invites family, friends, and neighbors to dress casually and join us for a party (this would make Jeff happy) anytime from 3:00-6:00 on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson WI. 54016.  We plan on having food and beverages, feel free to bring a chair if you want to enjoy the outdoors.

Jeff believed kids should be happy, laugh a lot, and learn to fish.  Celebrating the birth of his granddaughter, he gave her two fishing rods, a tackle box, and a lifetime fishing license. If you were thinking of sharing a memorial on Jeff’s behalf, the family suggests two organizations:

  • Fishing Klinics for Kids, a small 501(c)(3) non-profit (mail donations to: FKFK, 3909 36th Street SE, Delano MN 55328; 763-291-5146)
  • Make-A -Wish Foundation (visit https://wish.org/ and click donate)
     

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    • To know Jeff, is to love him. He has always treated Jerry and I with kindness, respect, and humor. I will always remember his laugh, his big smile, and how he bragged up his wife, kids, granddaughter and fur kiddos.
      Throughout these past years, we have had the privilege to spend time with him, and It was always a joy.
      He sure did love his garden-he was so proud to share it with us!
      Chris, Adam, Brent, their families, and ALL His family will be in our prayers for comfort, and peace during the days ahead. He will be forever missed.

    • Jeff is a cousin of mine. I love what I read about him. I would gotten along with him really well. I like to make people laugh too. I hope laughter is how we remember him and how he spends his time in heaven. I wish he could have come back to us and lived longer, but our Lord needed him more. My condolences and prayers to all who ache his passing. Proud to be related to such a kind soul. RIP Jeff White. I hope to meet you one day and share some laughs.

    • Jeff White – kind-hearted, endearing. I count it a great privilege to have known Jeff. He was incredibly kind, very loving and friendly. I still remember when I first met Jeff – how he welcomed me into his home and into his heart; it took but a day for him to call me friend, and that meant the world to me. I will always treasure the time I got to spend getting to know him. My prayers continue to be with his family.