Jacquelyn Ann Kouba, age 78, passed away at MCHS in Eau Claire on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born on September 29, 1936 to Carl and Hazel (Maxwell) Lueck in Chippewa Falls WI. She graduated from Bloomer High School in 1954 and attended UW Madison and USC San Diego until she married James Kouba on October 27, 1956 in San Diego. Jackie was a stay at home mom until her children were old enough to go to school. She then worked for Dan’s Auto Parts, Chetek Savings and Loan, Barron County Savings and Loan in Bloomer and Wipfli CPA’s in Eau Claire. She also served as president of Chetek Chamber of Commerce and Town of Cooks Valley Treasurer. Jackie enjoyed reading, playing bridge, listening to country music and line dancing before she got confined to a wheelchair. Her true joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren that she loved dearly, especially attending all their sporting events.
She is survived by her husband: James of Bloomer; daughters: Jennifer (Larry) Commans of Los Angeles CA. and Dr. Jodi (Todd) Bohl of Elk Mound WI; daughter-in-law: Carol Kouba of Washburn; grandsons: James Kouba III of St. Louis Park MN, Robert Kouba of St. Paul MN, Matthew Kouba of Washburn WI, Brandon and Ryan Bohl of Elk Mound WI; siblings: Sue (Dan) McDermott and Larry (Artie) Lueck both of Mesa AZ; sisters-in-law: Helen (William) Ruf of Chippewa Falls, WI, Lucille (Greg Levine) Kingsbury-Levine of Duluth, WI; Jodeen Kouba of Eau Claire WI; numerous nieces nephews other relatives and friends.
She is proceeded in death by her parents: Carl and Hazel; children: James Kouba Jr. and Jane Kouba; niece: Rhonda Ruf.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Interment will take place in the North Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.