Jon Feucht

Date of Death: Oct 08, 2019
 
Jon Feucht

1977 - 2019

Jon Anthony Feucht, 42, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.

Jon was born June 17, 1977 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac the son of Alan and Janet Weber Feucht. Jon was a graduate of Waupun High School, class of 1996. He furthered his education and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in English writing in 2003 from Whitewater, and then a Master of Science in Education in 2008 also at UW Whitewater. Jon had been working on a Doctorate degree online with East Tennessee State University in Educational Leadership and Public Analysis. He was also working on his dissertation until his health prevented him from continuing. Jon was employed at UW Whitewater and also Blue Sky Designs Inc. On June 17, 2006 Jon married Sarah Faulkner. The couple resided in Whitewater until Jon’s health was failing and he since has resided at the Lutheran Home in Fond du Lac. He extremely enjoyed fishing, writing, and music with his favorite song being “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Jon wrote two books, “The Tan Car” and “Straight Talks From My Desk.” He also co-authored along with two professors from UW Whitewater, “Disability, Augmentive Communication, and the American Dream.” On the campus of UW Whitewater Jon founded the Authentic Voices of America Summer Camp for young augmentative alternative communication device users. The goal was for young people, ages 12-19 with severe speech disorders, to learn ways to use their devices while hanging out and having fun. In 2000, Jon received the Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports Award from Temple University in Pennsylvania where he was employed as a mentor. In 2017 Jon received the UW Whitewater Outstanding Alumni Award.

Jon is survived by his wife, Sarah Feucht, daughter of Jerry and Kathy Faulkner of Toledo, OH; father and mother, Alan and Janet Feucht of Waupun; brother, Jeff (Raelynn) Feucht of Fond du Lac; sister, Janeen (Tim) Patterson of Fond du Lac; niece and nephew, Brandon and Robyn Patterson; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jon was preceded in death by a stillborn brother, Scott Michael in 1970; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Gladys Feucht; his maternal grandparents, Greg and Angie Weber; an aunt; four uncles; cousins; and several friends.

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”-Jon’s way of life.

Visitation

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Services

A celebration of Jon’s life will take place Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. John Radetski officiating.

Special Thanks

Jon’s family would like to thank his aides, teachers, professors, attendant care providers, and a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Fond du Lac Lutheran Home and Marquardt Hospice for the care and compassion given to Jon. Thanks also to those who supported the Authentic Voices of America in the annual golf outing at Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, 244 N. Macy St. Fond du Lac WI 54935 or Marquardt Hospice, 1045 Hill St. Watertown WI 53098.

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  1. Julie Good Says: October 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I had the honor of meeting Jon
    In 2009 at the authentic voice of America camp. When I took my son there ! We became instant friends
    He was so excited that I put him on a roller coaster ride with my son and he thanked me because he didn’t think he would be able to ever do that! He made me cry, it was such a small thing for me to do for him and it was huge for him, he allowed me to help him out a few other times when I came in for camp or when he came to visit in Ohio. I was truly honored!
    I will always remember him with such fondness and love!
    He changed so many lives!
    He taught me to know when to keep my mouth closed and listen, which was a good thing! I lost my son in 2011 so I know this is so very hard, my heart is with all the family and friends! ??? ????

  2. Norm and Ruth Ann Haas Says: October 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    We have wonderful memories of Jon. Our sympathies to Al, Janet and family. Prayers for all!
    Norm and Ruth Ann Haas

  3. I met Jon when taking my son to AVA camp. Alec enjoyed every minute of it and it allowed him to experience a camp away from mom and dad, since a personal friend went as his caregiver. Thank you Jon for everything you did. Your influence changed many lives

  4. Ken&Shirley Weinberger Says: October 9, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Will keep in him as his family our prayers.

  5. So very sorry Al and Janet. Jon was amazing and accomplished so much in his short life. He fought bravely and far too long.
    He is now in the arms of our Lord with no more pain and suffering.
    Hugs to you both.
    Susie and Jerry Heuer

  6. Mary fellenz Says: October 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    We miss you Jon! Room 100 will always be yours. As my patient and friend, you taught me so much. I think of you and your family often. Now you are finally free.

  7. Ginny Weimer Says: October 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I am really sorry for your loss. I only met Jon once, but knew he loved his cats.

  8. Royce Chechowitz Says: October 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

  9. Mary Fellenz RN Says: October 13, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Think of you often, Jon. You taught me so much. We had a special friendship that I am honored for. I am enjoying getting to know you in a different way, through your books. Room 100 will always be yours, in my mind. Rest in peace and don’t drive God too crazy!

  10. Vic & Bonnie Luther Says: October 13, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Al, Janet, & Family,

    So sorry about your son.

    Our prayers n thoughts are with you all now.

    And also in the days to come.

  11. Gert Roets Says: October 14, 2019 at 10:13 am

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this saddened time

  12. Jeff Weinberger Says: October 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you, Alan and Janet. Jon was certainly a remarkable young man, who made a difference in so many people’s lives.

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