Al Strauss wrote on October 28, 2019
Eddie and Christopher: Your Dad was really one of a kind. When you met Jeff you became an instant friend who remembered you whenever you ran into him.. I met your Dad when I was involved with the Sacred Heart Picnic in Oshkosh. You couldn't help but like the guy, his genuineness just stood out and his work ethic was unmatched. What most impressed me was as the years wore on and his Parkinson's became more apparent, Jeff would try to cover for it letting us know it wouldn't interfere with his work effort. But more than that, I think he didn't want it to appear, lest someone would feel sorry for him. He just wouldn't have it. After your beautiful Mom passed, I would run into your Dad and he would always say he was getting along fine saying, "You know Al, that's life, you just deal with it". While he had every reason to feel bad for himself, I never witnessed it. And from the obituary I think that came through loud and clear as you wrote how he taught you to be more patient in life, to not dwell on hardship and to make the most of each moment and each day. What a wonderful legacy he has left you with. I will close with a quote, reserved for special people who leave an everlasting imprint in one's life. "...and, If the essence of my being has caused a smile upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living-I have made my mark." Goodbye old friend and may you rest in peace.
Penny Wagner Reyes wrote on October 28, 2019
I am sorry for your families loss. A good man gone to soon.
Dan Dailey wrote on October 25, 2019
A great man with a life well lived. Jeff leaves a great legacy behind.