MMCM SW Michael Paul Jaecks, USN-Ret., 47, of Virginia Beach died on Friday, March 1, 2002 in his home.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Norbert and Catherine Jaecks, he was a retired Master Chief Machinist Mate with the U.S. Navy. He served during Vietnam, Beirut and the Gulf War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 99.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Jaecks; five children, Rhonda Madsen of Toledo, Ohio, Traci Gowdy of Effingham, South Carolina, Rebecca Beamer of Chesapeake, Anthony Jaecks of Norfolk and Joshua Jaecks of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Brandon, Julia, Bryanna, Nikholas, Elisabeth and Aleyna; three sisters and one brother, Linda Jaecks, Barbara Garrett, Susan UmHoltz and Harry Jaecks.
A memorial service with full military honors will be held in Avalon Hills Bible Church on Sunday, March 3, 2002 at 2:00pm with Dr. David Rieke officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad at 1917 Arctic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. 23451 or Avalon Hills Bible Church at 5728 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA. 23464
Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at altmeyer.com
Judy and family: I along with several of the officers that served with Master Chief Jaecks are saddened by your loss. I personally remember Master Chief as a man who lived up to the meaning of the term Master Chief. He ALWAYS wanted and did his best for the young sailors, while at the same time, ensuring that his Ensigns and Lieutenants were good to go. I will always remember the times that Master Chief Jaecks stood by me in any issues I had within Engineering Department. I’ll also treasure the times that we had in just talking about the Navy and the way it used to be. Master Chief Jaecks will be missed by us all. May God bless you Judy and your family. I know Master Chief is up there with God.
Alfred J. Gloria, Lieutentant, USN
Formerly EP and A-Division Officer, USS Trenton, LPD 14
My deepest sympathy. I served with Mike on the USS Trenton. We spent a great deal of time together, especially on our Med cruise in 1998.
My sincere condolences to the family of Master Chief Jaecks.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
To the Family of Mike Jaecks,
I was very sorry to hear about Mike’s untimely death. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Mike was a great Sailor.
We wish the Jaecks family our best wishes in remembering Michael.