Jack Lau

Jack Lau

Jack Lau, age 59 of Tracy, passed away July 6, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  Celebration of Life will be held at 11am Thursday, July 11 at Tracy Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday, July 10 at Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. There will be no burial at this time. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jack Bernard Lau was born April 25, 1960 to Douglas and Lois (Moline) Lau in Tracy. He was baptized and confirmed at Tracy Lutheran Church. Jack graduated from Tracy High School in 1978. Following graduation, Jack was united in marriage to Sandra Gertsema on July 5, 1980. Together they had three children Kimberly, Kayla and Courtney. Jack worked his whole life as a crop farmer. He liked to watch racing, golf and the Minnesota Vikings on television. Jack spent most of his time farming, golfing, going on Ranger rides to check his fields and building model cars. He enjoyed his family trips to the Black Hills and Las Vegas. Jack especially loved his dogs and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Jack is survived by his wife of 39 years Sandra; children Kimberly (Kory) Burch of Currie, Kayla (Bruce) Lavender of Janesville, and Courtney (Fiancée Adam Debbaut) Lau of Tracy; grandchildren Kennedy and Kora Burch; brother Jeffrey (Billie Jo) Lau of Tracy; sister Julie (David) Schilling of Tracy; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and his sister in law.

4 thoughts on “Jack Lau”

  1. Shelley(Goettig)Meulebroeck

    Would like to extend our sympathies and heartfelt sorrow in your loss. Jack is a classmate of ours 1978, we are very saddened to hear this. Jack always seemed a little shy and that little smirk he wore, kinda wondered what he was up to. Please know that a our hearts are heavy with his passing! Cherish your memories~to comfort you. Gone way to soon, Rest in paradise Jake.

  2. Rick Gertsema

    In reply to Shelley(Goettig)Meulebroeck.
    Sandy, Rick Gertsema from Duluth. I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss.

  3. Brittany Grode

    Sandy and family – So very sorry for your loss.Sending thoughts and prayers.
    From the Sanford Ultrasound Girls.

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