Obit: Jacks, Valeria E. (1926 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Jacks, Dusiewicz, Wincek, Covyeow, Williams


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) August 18, 2010


Jacks, Valeria E. (5 June 1926 - 13 August 2010)


Valeria E. Jacks, 84, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Oakbrook Health & Rehab Center in Thorp.


She was born on June 5, 1926 to Joseph and Sophie (Dusiewicz) Wincek.  She attended Field School and at the age of 16 with $20 in her hand (given to her by her parents), took the train to Chicago for work. She worked at the Motorola Company making defense radios for the military during WWII.  After the war, she was employed at the Sunbeam Company.


On June 3rd, 1950 she married Anton Jacks and moved to rural Thorp where they farmed and raised six children.  Valeria was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and a member of the Women’s Legion Auxiliary where she volunteered at both for many years.


She spent her life caring for others and never putting herself before others.  Her zest for life, knack for creativity, and sense of humor made her that special and unique person.  She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, polka dancing, cooking, baking, and especially loved being with her grandchildren.


She will be deeply missed by her husband, Anton of 60 years, of Thorp; six children: Diane (Gordon) Covyeow of Buffalo, MN, Carolyn Jacks of Chippewa Falls, Jerry (Mary) Jacks of Thorp, Raymond (Joanne) Jacks of Thorp, Sharon (Mark) Williams of Hudson, and Sandy Jacks of Minneapolis, MN; eight grandchildren: Jason, Randy, January, Kevin (Tracey) Jeffrey, Lyndsey, Joshua & Dakota.


She was preceded in death by: her parents, two brothers and two sisters.  Visitation was held at the Thorp Funeral Home on Monday, August 16th with a Mass held on Tuesday, August 17th at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church.


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Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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