April 15, 1948 - October 4, 2019
Lake Mills -- Samuel J. Jentzsch, 71, Lake Mills, formerly of Holmen, WI, died peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Care Center with Linda by his side. He was born on April 15, 1948 in Merrill, WI, the son of the late Harold and Hazel (Seefeldt) Jentzsch.
Sam grew up in the Medford, Wisconsin area where he attended Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Grade school. He attended Clear Lake WI High School and graduated in 1966. He later received his Bachelor's degree from UW Superior, taught English at Medford High School from 1970-1973, and went on to earn his Master's in Education degree at UW River Falls. Prior to retirement he had been a high school guidance counselor for 32 years at the Holmen High School from 1974-2006. Sam married Linda Benson on June 10, 1972. He was a member of the St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. Sam enjoyed reading and prior to chronic pain in his back he was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, and golfing.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters, Alison (Ryan) Hackbart of Poynette, Ashley (Casey) Kelleher of Whitewater; four grandchildren, Brett Hackbart, Brynn Hackbart, Kya Kelleher, Natalie Kelleher; one brother, Jason (Nancy Peterson) Jentzsch of Milwaukee; other relatives and friends. Also preceded in death by one brother, Kurt Jentzsch, and one sister, Rachel Gould.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Friday at the church until the time of services. If desired, memorials may be made to the church.