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Thursday, December 14, 2023
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Friday, December 15, 2023
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Friday, December 15, 2023
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Saturday, December 16, 2023
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William "Bill" Harold Jach, beloved husband, dedicated father, and cherished friend, passed away on December 8, 2023. He was born on August 7, 1937, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Herbert Edward and Eleanore Schroeder Jach. Bill's passing leaves a void in the lives of all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His memory will forever be etched in our hearts.
Bill had an unwavering relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ. In the early 60's, Bill and Carol joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and raised their children in the Gospel. He served in many capacities in the Church, including as a member of the Union branch presidency, in Union, Missouri. He was known to be one of the best seminary teachers ever.
With a career spanning over four decades, Bill left an indelible mark on the Fruehauf Trailer Corporation. Starting from humble beginnings, he worked tirelessly and rose through the ranks to retire as the Western Regional Director over North America. His dedication and passion for his work were unparalleled.
Beyond his professional achievements, Bill had a deep appreciation for family and nature. He created lasting memories during family road trips that became an annual tradition, often embarking on adventures more than once a year. These trips brought joy and unity to his loved ones' lives as they explored the beauty of the world together.
Bill possessed a balance of virtues that made him truly remarkable. Stern yet generous, he had an uncanny ability to make those around him feel valued and respected. He had a friendly demeanor and forged lasting friendships wherever he went. It is no wonder that his nickname at most hospitals became 'Wild Bill' – a testament to his spirit and zest for life.
As an avid gardener with an unwavering love for nature's wonders, Bill nurtured beautiful gardens that bloomed with life and color. He shared this passion with his children, teaching them to embrace curiosity about life and fostering within them a thirst for knowledge. A man of humor who could always bring laughter into any room he entered, Bill brightened countless days with his infectious smile and quick wit.
Bill's life was marked by service to his country. He faithfully served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a field nurse and was honored with the Expert Marksman award. His dedication to duty and his willingness to put others before himself exemplified the true essence of a hero.
Bill's spirit will forever inspire and guide us. His memory will continue to live on through the love and admiration of his surviving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart of over 70 years, Carol Ann MacDonald, who has greeted him in heaven. William's legacy transcends generations through his six children: Pamela (Dave), Jeffrey (who sadly passed away at just one day old), Jennifer (Mark), Elizabeth, Kenneth (Amelia), Philip (Kimberly). He was also blessed with 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren who will carry forward his love and wisdom. He is also survived by siblings Herb and Sue (Bill). Besides his infant son, Jeffrey and beloved wife, Carol, Bill was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lindsay.
A viewing to honor Bill's life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, Colorado 80122.
A second viewing will take place on Friday, December 15, 2023, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the same location, with the funeral service beginning at 4:30 PM.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 880 E Wolfensberger Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109
William Harold Jach was a man who lived life fully. His unwavering dedication, warm heart, and sense of adventure brought joy not only to those closest to him but also to anyone fortunate enough to cross paths with him. As we bid farewell to a remarkable soul, let us celebrate the life he led and be forever grateful for the memories he gifted us. May his spirit find eternal peace, knowing that he touched the lives of many and left an enduring legacy of love, laughter, and resilience.