Jacob “Jake” Ecker, of Antigo, died unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday, September 17, 2016 at his home. He was 34 years old. He was born on May 18, 1982 in Antigo, a son of Marvin and Rose (Jones) Ecker of Antigo.
He attended Peace Lutheran Grade School and Antigo High School having graduated with the class of 2000. While in school he enjoyed playing sports including, baseball, football, wrestling, soccer and basketball.
After graduation he worked at Eastbay in Wausau, H & H Furniture in Antigo and most recently for McDougal Organic Vegetable Farm.
Jake loved flower gardening, fishing and traveling with friends. He was a friend to many and was always willing to give a helping hand. He loved his dogs, Sheila and Wyly.
In addition to his parents he is survived by God parents, Aunt Mary Ecker of Minneapolis and Aunt Belinda Weber of Antigo; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Shirley Ecker and maternal grandparents, Laverne and Louise Olson.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Antigo at a later date.
In honor of his love for flowers, floral arrangements at his memorial service would be appreciated.