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Jerry Cleasby


Jerry E. Cleasby, 58, of Eau Claire died at Fall Creek Valley Nursing Home on October 6, 1999.

Jerry was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Eau Claire to George and Vera Cleasby. He was a lifetime resident of Eau Claire County. He farmed in Pleasant Valley and was employed at Pope & Talbot, now Plainwell Tissue Co., for the past 38 years, retiring in April 1999. He was a member of the United Paper & Pulp Union, Pleasant Valley Rough Rider Snowmobile Club and Birchwood Bobcat ATV.

 He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow-mobiling and his cottage in Birchwood. He loved football and the Green Bay Packers.

He died after a bout with cancer. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by Lorraine Kosakoski, special friend and companion of Eau Claire; four daughters, Terry (Earl) Berg Jr. of Gilman, Kay (Bill) Layton of San Antonio, Texas, Sandy (Greg) Neujahr of Gresham, Neb., and Kelly Jo Duncan (Raymond) of Altoona; two brothers, Thomas (Chris) of Mondovi and Richard (Donna) of Augusta; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and best friend Doug Dohms.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Smith Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Larry Borgelt officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour before services at Smith Funeral Chapel.