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In Memory of Gerald 'Jerry' Thake


11:00-2:00 - Tuesday, December 15 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson

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Gerald “Jerry” S. Thake, age 54, of Houlton, WI, loving husband, father, grandfather, and son, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2015 at his home.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Toni; children: Matthew (Heather) Young, Jason Young, Rachel (Luke) Roessler, Stephen Thake, and Jeffery (fiancee, Karalee Blue) Thake; grandchildren: Hunter Young, Madilyn Young, Miley Young, Shannon Roessler, Amy Roessler, and Landon Thake; mother, Betty (Snider) Thake; siblings: Todd Thake (Sandi Lessard), Sherri Gates (Ryan Strand), and Stacey (Jeffrey) Landis; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald. 

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. 

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    • Today was a tough day. I stood and gazed around the room, and thought how blessed we are to have so many family and friends and how we all come together in a time of need. The out pouring of support for my sister and family is so overwhelming. Jerry left us way to soon. He will be missed so much but never forgotten. We will always remember his smile, that twinkle in his eyes, and of course his smart ass sense of humor. Love you always and until we meet again.

    • Jerry, Your mother and I have lost our super hero. We love you greatly and will see you soon. Aunt Margie

    • Jerry, when I think of you these past few days, I remember your laugh and sense of humor and the twinkle in your eyes when you said something funny. You were a good person, the best. You worked hard everyday to take care of your family and be there for them. Family and home were at the top of your list. If Toni needed or wanted something, you would manage to make it happen. You were a good dad to your five children and made room in your home for a few more when they needed a place of safety and security. You were the best grandpa and your grandchildren adore you and you loved them even more. You would take care of them even when they were babies and toddlers. You were a loving son; visiting your mother frequently; helping her around the lake home and just spending time with her. You visited your in-laws, just up the road, usually every week and they thought of you as a son as well. You and Toni had the big garden every summer and you loved to keep the yard looking beautiful. Your yard is beautiful and we usually referred to it as Jerry’s yard. You loved hunting and those who hunted with you, including nephews will miss that time with you very much. You also loved spending time on the lake at your mother’s home. We will miss you and cherish your memory.
      With love,
      Your sister-in-law