Thadeus “Ted” Jurecki, 93, of Chetek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Ted was born on March 23, 1927, in Chetek, the son of William and Anna (Stefczak) Jurecki and was raised in the Chetek area.
Ted married Delores Smith on May 1, 1946, and she preceded him in death. Together they raised three daughters. He later married Aline McMartin on Dec. 6, 1982, and they made their home in the Chetek area.
Ted was a milk route owner/operator for 43 years and farmed east of Chetek. He will be remembered as handing out butterscotch candy to patrons and their children. Ted loved to travel and enjoyed polka dancing. He enjoyed traveling the United States to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
Ted leaved to celebrate his memory his daughters, Kay (Jeff Holmstrom) Brower, of Rice Lake, Wis., Donna (Gary) Matus, of Chetek, and Joyce (Richard) Pierce, of Chetek; stepsons Curt McMartin, of Eau Claire, Wis., and Randy (Marilyn) McMartin, of Chetek; six grandchildren, Kit Brower, Troy Brower, Tara Brower, Amanda Matus-Creapo, Todd Miller and Chad Miller; four step-grandchildren, Bill McMartin, Don McMartin, Steve McMartin and Nicole Driscoll; great-grandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores, in 1972; his wife, Aline, on June 7, 2020; his parents, William and Anna; brother Adolph and his wife, Jean; sisters Betty LaGesse and her husband, Earl, and Virginia Elecerio and her husband, Felix; grandson Andrew Matus; stepdaughter-in-law Mary McMartin; and a stepgreat-grandson, Nikolas McMartin.
A celebration of life for Ted and Aline will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, at Chetek Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Kurschner officiating.
Family and friends may gather for a visitation one hour prior to the service. Together they will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Chetek. Please practice social distancing during the visitation and service, and masks may be worn if you desire.
Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with the final arrangements.