William (Bill) R. Jarosh, 55, of Appleton, WI died in a tragic accident on December 30, 2020. His unexpected loss has left his family devastated and deeply saddened. Bill was born on February 3, 1965 to Theodore and Rose Marie (Kleiber)Jarosh in Neenah, Wisconsin. Bill was a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley. He met his wife Jean whom he married in 1998. He had two sons, Adam and Jacob to whom he was a wonderful dad. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He was unendingly proud of his boys and always tried his best to support them.
Bill enjoyed making people laugh, and his quirky sense of humor brought a smile to so many. He enjoyed volunteering in the community, most notably having “rung the bell” for the Salvation Army for more than 20 years. His generous spirit has touched many lives. He found peace and serenity in nature, fishing, hunting, and of course anyone who knew him knows how much he loved making firewood.
He is survived by his wife Jean, son Adam (Megan) granddaughter Penelope, and son Jacob. His parents Ted and Rosie Jarosh, siblings Jo Ann (Jerry) Allen, Lynn (Brian) Tungate, Daniel (Lori) Jarosh, Mary (Kim) Kovich, Anita (Jim) Stadtmueller and Jeanne (Chris) Booher. Many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. And his beloved dog, Charlie Brown. Bill, you are so deeply loved and will forever be in our broken hearts…
The family will plan a private celebration of Bill’s life at a later date.
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile…
remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
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