Jack H. Washow passed away with his family by his side on Friday September 14, 2018 in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. Jack is survived by his wife Marilyn “Macy” and two children, Scott (Renee) Washow of Herndon, VA and Heather (Frank) Shaw of Hartland, WI; three grandchildren Beckett (8), Lucas (6) and Delaney (6); sister Jane (John) Goehler and her family; cousins and many dear friends. His parents Jack and Dorothy Washow preceded Jack in death.
Jack was born in Berwyn, IL on August 29, 1947 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1969. He married Macy in September of 1973 and together they raised their family in Palatine and Crystal Lake, IL and Mequon, WI, later retiring to family property and his most cherished place in Lac Du Flambeau, WI.
Jack’s passions were traveling the country with friends and family, gardening, birding, bridge, and spending time on the lake. He was a proud father and grandfather treasuring each of his grandchildren’s accomplishments. His friends and family will forever miss and remember his strength, wit, humor, leadership and love.
Please contact family for details on a Celebration of Life planned for October 6.
The family is grateful for the care and compassion Jack received from the doctors, nurses and staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayo Clinic Dept. of Development to support “CMML research in memory of Jack Washow.” Donations can be made online at http://www.mayoclinic.org/give, by phone (1-855-852-8129) or mailed.
Bolger Cremation and Funeral Service of Minocqua and Woodruff is serving the family. www.bolgerfuneral.com