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Jeffrey K. Smiskey

November 20, 1941 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Jeffrey K. Smiskey, 80, of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

            Jeff was born November 20, 1941 in Eau Claire, the son of Robert and Agnes (Plemon) Smiskey.

            On January 5, 1963, Jeff married Ruth Campbell at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls and later married Jane Potter on December 27, 2014. He owned and operated Smiskey Construction for 39 years.

            Jeff was proud of founding the Knights of Columbus Bingo 35 years ago and was also instrumental in building the current KC Hall. He loved hunting, fishing year-round, gardening, riding his 4-wheeler, lawn mowing, coffee clutch, playing cards, going to the cabin, finding joy in making people laugh, building and rebuilding things and his Faith was very important to him.

            Jeff was a member of Holy Ghost Church, the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Assembly, Moose Lodge #246, and AA.

            Jeff is survived by his wife, Jane; one son, Jeffrey A. (Kay) of Chippewa Falls; one  daughter, Joy Echavarria of Chippewa Falls; step-daughter, Andrea “Punky” Jones of Jim Falls; step-mother, Eileen Smiskey of Eau Claire; four brothers, Bob Chandler of Colorado, David (Linda) Smiskey of Menomonie, Dan (Roxi) Smiskey and Chuck Smiskey both of Chippewa Falls; three sisters, Mary Smiskey of Menomonie, Dianne (Dave) Hoople of Weyerhaeuser and Joy (Mark) Howard of New Auburn; two step-brothers, David Kent and Gary (Marilyn) Kent both of Eau Claire; four step-sisters, Betty Ann Hovey, Janie (Steve) Palchia and Susie Kent all of Eau Claire and Donna Mae Meistad of White Bear Lake, MN; two grandchildren, Christian and Moriah; and three step-grandchildren, Chad, Shawn and Troy.

            Jeff was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth on October 31, 2006; one son, Jerry Smiskey; his parents; one brother, Gary Smiskey; and one sister-in-law, Marsha Lee Smiskey.

            Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 6 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in the village of Lake Hallie.

            Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 5 and from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. and there will be a Christian vigil service at 5 p.m. both on Sunday at the funeral home.

            “I love you all! You helped make my life have purpose, with very happy moments and also sad ones, but that’s life”.

AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:

            Funeral services for Jeffrey K. Smiskey were held at 12 Noon on Monday, December 6 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.

            The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass and officiated at the prayers of interment in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie. Mass servers were Grant and Ryan Smiskey.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Judy Brist. Readings were given by George Kasper and David Smiskey. Gift bearers were Andrea “Punky” Jones and Moriah Bausback.

            Casket bearers were Christian Bausback, Shawn and Troy Pehlke, Carl, Dave, Sean and Seth Smiskey.

            Sunday afternoon the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974 and their chaplain, Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman led the Knights in the recitation of the rosary and Sunday evening Rev. Burish led the family, relatives and friends in a Christian vigil service at the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
December 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
December 5, 2021

4:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Vigil Service
Sunday
December 5, 2021

5:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Funeral Mass
Monday
December 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Holy Ghost Church (Chippewa Falls)

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