Jake was born in Waupaca on September 20, 2001, the son of James and Jennifer (Petersen) Peglow. Jake just finished his Freshman year at Waupaca High School. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Jake had a contagious smile that could light up a room. He brought joy and happiness to all that knew him. His zest for life and having fun was second to none and always was accompanied by his signature grin. Whether it was hours of tubing, 4-wheeling or just hanging out with his friends there was fun involved. He was a leader in the many organizations including FFA, Destination Imagination, 4H and Trinity Lutheran Youth Group. Jake had already developed a huge sense of community involvement at such a young age. He was an avid outdoors man and animal lover. He was known to reel in the big one while everyone looked on in envy. A heart of gold that will live on in our thoughts and minds forever. Memories that make us grin….Just like Jake. Jake will be missed dearly by his family and all that knew him. Their family bond is ever strong and built on unwavering commitment to loving and living life together.
Jake is survived by his parents: Jim and Jenny Peglow, Waupaca; his brother, Josh Peglow, Waupaca: his grandparents: Sharon and Tom Petersen, Minocqua and Chuck and Carol Peglow, Woodruff; his aunts and uncles: Katie (Arjen) Blanker, Stevens Point; Jessica (Michael) Massucci, Schereville, IN; Emily (Robert) Cunningham, Mokena, IL and Chip (Anne) Peglow, Victoria, MN and his cousins: Sam and Andrew Blanker, Jack and Emilia Massucci, Kate Cunningham, Zack and Kathleen Peglow. Jake is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be on Monday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca with Reverend Bryan Robertson and Reverend Dione Miller officiating. Private family burial will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Town of Dayton. Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and continuing on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jake’s name at Premier Community Bank in Waupaca. Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
“Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms his child.” Mark 4:35-41
Special thanks to Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, First Responders and Gold Cross Ambulance for their help in our time of need.