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Condolences to The Loos Family

Posted under News by Wayne Brevik on April 8th, 2010

Heartfelt condolences go out to Marshfield Motor Speedway’s track photographer,  Tom Loos, of Tom Loos Racing Photography and his family.  Tom’s brother, Jay resently passed away as results of an accident.  Please keep their family in your thoughts. 

Jay M. Loos

Jay M. Loos

Jay M. Loos, 45, Colby, formerly of Marathon, died suddenly and unexpectedly Monday, April 5, 2010, surrounded by his family at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

He was born Dec. 22, 1964, in Wausau to the late Marion Kroll.

Jay, known by his many friends as “Sammy,” was a Jack-of-all-trades. Among his many interests, he enjoyed working on cars, cooking, playing the drums, singing, fishing, cooking out, and sitting around bonfires spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going to the races, four-wheeling and riding his bicycle and motorcycle. Mostly, he loved helping people. Jay was always “there” for you — to help you, lend a hand, plow snow, mow lawn or drive 100 miles, just because you called. It did not matter what for, if you needed him, he was there.

Jay played with many area polka bands, including the Polka Country Drifters, Harmony Aces, Ken Scheffler and The Relatives, and the Ricky Westfall Band.

Survivors include four children, Heather (fiance, Bruce) Busko, Hatley, Jennifer (Andy) Miller, Edgar, John Loos, Athens, and Ambrosia Loos, Medford; two grandchildren, Dominic Busko and Casey Wulk; his stepfather, Fred Kroll, Marathon; three brothers, Mark (Mary) Loos, Marathon, Brian (Sally) Loos, Mosinee, and Tommy Loos, Marathon; one sister, Jane (Jerry) Herzog, Wausau; his former wife and friend, Anna Polzin, Medford; his best friend, Josh Bessert, Antigo; and many relatives and friends.

Besides his mother, Marion, he was preceded in death by one sister, Julie Schauer.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today, April 8, 2010, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon. The Rev. John Roseth will officiate. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home.

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