Jerold J. Buchan Jr. “Jake” of Waukesha died on Monday, January 10, 2022 at the age of 70. He was born in Racine on June 15, 1951 the only child of Jerold J. Buchan Sr. and Dolores (nee Chatfield) Buchan. As a child, Jake attended all home Milwaukee Brave and Brewer games with his parents and grandparents which led to his lifelong love of baseball. He also developed an interest in go karting, attending many events and earning hundreds of 1st place finishes. Jake was considered one of Milwaukee’s most accomplished and best racers who had the honor of racing with Al Kulwicki, Ricky Rudd and Dick Trickle. On January 31, 2000 he married Marilyn (Klaehn) in Laughlin, Nevada. Jake started Buchan Trucking in 1976 and continued the business until his retirement in 2014.
He will be sadly missed by his mother, Dolores Buchan of Waukesha; his wife Marilyn Buchan of Waukesha, his children, Kelly (Jason) Cleveland of East Troy, Paul (Jessica) Hotz of Waukesha, Blake (Cindy) Buchan of Brookfield, Samuel (Jill) Hotz of Pewaukee, and Bif Buchan of Rockford, IL. He was the proud grandfather of Lindsay, Nicholas, Rainen, Kolten, Emily, Leah, Claire and Sebastian. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Jerold J. Buchan Sr.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at Little Prairie Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the family to be donated to various charities in Jake’s name.
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