EUNICE MAE (TANDBERG) JAQUISH

Eunice Mae (Tandberg) Jaquish, 88, of Brunswick Township, Eau Claire, passed into glory February 10th, 2015 at her home. She was surrounded and comforted by family who laid her gently into the arms of God.

She was born November 7th, 1926 in Eau Claire to Arthur and Mabel (Hanson) Tandberg of Colfax. Eunice attended the Oak Hill School, graduated from Colfax High School in 1944 and immediately entered the US Army Cadet Corps’ nursing program at Luther Hospital.

On June 22nd, 1947 she married her childhood sweetheart, Donald Jaquish of Eau Claire and they moved to Greenville, SC where she worked as an RN while he attended Bob Jones University. In 1953 they returned to Wisconsin to purchase the Jaquish family farm in Brunswick Township, making it their fun-filled home for generations of family and friends through the years.

In February, 1965, Don took employment with J.I. Case Company in Racine Wisconsin and Eunice worked at High Ridge County Hospital in Geriatrics where she brought countless patients comfort and hope as they faced end-of-life challenges.

She and Don retired in 1985 to the farm they loved and where they’ve lived since. They made the most of retirement, traveling widely — including their annual snowbird pilgrimages to Texas so they could spend time with their children and grandchildren, were active in Gideon’s International, Good News Jail & Prison ministry, and both served faithfully at Eau Claire Wesleyan Church. They enjoyed doing things together, and as the years passed they became inseparable, always good-humored, always ready to lend a hand or offer a word of encouragement. It is hard to describe Eunice without describing Don because together they had truly become one great, joyful love.

Eunice is survived by her husband, Donald, sons Donald Jaquish Jr. of Eau Claire and Daniel Jaquish of Malakoff, TX; a daughter, Dawn McVea of Arlington, TX; a brother, Donald Tandberg of Colfax, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, James Jaquish.

Eunice had a great burden for communicating the gospel everywhere by every means. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Gideon’s or the Missions Program of Eau Claire Wesleyan Church would be a welcome and fitting tribute to her life.

Funeral services took place at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Eau Claire Wesleyan Church, 2405 Keith Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Dr. Dwayne Winterberg officiating. Visitation took place Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of services.  Committal service took place in the Brunswick Cemetery in the Twp. of Brunswick on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 assisted the family with the arrangements.